Born and raised in a south suburb of Chicago, IL, Aria Craig lived a life full of hardships being raised by a poor single mother without a father. In her early 20’s, she became a single mother herself. However, Aria was determined to strive through the challenges and excel against stigmas and stereotypes of single motherhood, earning a Bachelor of Technical Management and Masters of Business Administration. She has more than 20 years combined experience in finance, project management, leadership and coaching.Her most influential role, nonetheless, is that of a single mother to a teenage son. Everyone saw his leadership characteristics that she fashioned in him, including being valedictorian in kindergarten, Class President of Student Council in 5th grade, volunteering in community service, and receiving leadership awards from church youth conferences. Being an expert in co-parenting, Aria was compelled to share her tips on being a successful and educated working single mother. She met her significant other and married him on 11/11/11 and reunited with her father the same year.
Aria has mentored other ambitious moms with stepping into their purpose and building successful strategies that will propel them personally and professionally through coaching, consulting, training (webinars, workshops, and programs) and speaking engagements.
Aria Craig, Empowerment & Leadership Strategist, is the Amazon Best-Selling and Award Winning Author of the three-part empowerment series, The Single Mother Diaries™, in which she offers tips and wisdom for single, divorced, co-parenting, and blended families in improving parenting skills, becoming business savvy in Corporate America / entrepreneurship, and cultivating healthy relationships with their significant others…the themes of all three volumes.As a Certified Breakthrough Parenting Coach and experienced Consultant in Project Management, Aria is developing programs to propel the career-driven and entrepreneur mom towards success. She has been featured in podcasts, magazines, and blogs (including The Female Solution Radio Show, The BOSS Network, RollingOut and Black Enterprise, to name a few). She is a member of The BOSS Network, National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), and Aglow International – Matteson Single Moms Group. She is also the Professional Development Chair for the MetroBoard Auxiliary of the Chicago Urban League.
Aria Craig is the Owner and CEO of two establishments: MNT Publishing, LLC and WPA Billing and Bookkeeping Solutions for attorneys. She is also the founder of The M.I.L.E. Movement (Mothers Influencing Leadership & Empowerment).