Sehin Belew was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the reign of Haile Selassie, the country’s last emperor. In 1974, Ethiopia experienced political chaos, but it was a devastating famine the same year that prompted Sehin to spend two years as a volunteer with the Society of International Missionaries (SIM), an international aid group. She helped feed thousands of starving people, an experience that profoundly changed her life. Sehin is very dedicated about creating awareness on the subject of hunger and the lack of basic human rights in developing countries. She speaks on these issues and organizes events to raise funds for the less fortunate.
Sehin moved to the United States in 1978 to attend college. After graduating with honors with a degree in Business Administration, she spent five years working with the homeless in Bloomington, Ill. She also worked for 10 years as a professional model and was crowned Miss Ethiopia in 1988—the first to be crowned in 20 years! Pageant officials had to locate Miss Ethiopia of 1968 and fly her from Germany to Washington, DC to crown Sehin.
Sehin lives in northern California and runs her own business. Her company, “Sehin Belew”, provides image and wardrobe consultations as well as seminars on how to look Fabulous for Less.
Sehin is very passionate about empowering people to achieve their highest goals both personally and professionally and to live their best life NOW. Everyone who attends her talk will leave with nuggets of wisdom that will be logged in their memory to serve as a guidepost to a fulfilling life. You deserve to live your best life NOW!
"It is impossible to accomplish anything great in life without having
the right self-esteem."
- Sehin Belew