Carla Sparks is the Founder and CEO of Savvy Sista, a lifestyle company that provides fashion styling, personal shopping, savvy workshops, shopping events and trips designed to empower, educate and entertain working professionals.
Born in Vallejo, California, and raised with nine siblings in a multi-ethnic neighborhood, Carla’s exposure to different cultures at an early age gave her an adventuresome spirit and zest for life inspiring her to explore and travel the globe. Mentoring inner-city youth is one of her greatest personal accomplishments. Having mentored youth for twenty years, Carla is grateful for organizations like Fulfillment Fund and “I Have A Dream” Foundation that have allowed her to influence the lives of youth.
Carla began her professional career in the Fashion Industry after graduating from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising; Associate’s degree, Fashion/Apparel Design. She has also received certifications in Radio Broadcast Media; UCLA Extension, Travel and Tourism; West Los Angeles College, Meeting and Event Planning; Cal State University Dominguez-Hills and maintains current Real Estate, Life-Only Insurance and Notary Public licenses issued by the State of California.
A sales and marketing veteran with decades of experience, she has worked for companies such as Nordstrom, Disney and the Automobile Club of Southern California, where she achieved a winning track record for consistently exceeding sales goals and winning a host of sales contests earning her a variety of prizes including a trip to Bali, Indonesia. She happily retired from Corporate America in 2017, and is Living Her Best Life!