Kelly Darling is smiling and wearing a cream vest against a light background.

Kelly Darling, B.B.A.’16, B.S.’16

Nifty Networker

Merchant Success Manager, ShipBob, Inc.

Inside Kelly Darling’s package of success, there are a few key items. From a love of learning and relationship building to two WMU degrees (her MBA is in transit!), Darling is delivering a positive influence in the professional world.

As the merchant success manager of ShipBob, Darling has been reaching new goals and hitting key performance indicators in an industry that impacts thousands of e-commerce businesses. Aside from these accolades, she uses her positive energy to encourage engagement and represent Black and Latin voices as a committee lead for ShipBob's Employee Resource Group, United, as well as driving her company's culture as a member of ShipBob’s Culture Committee representing the Success Department.

Outside of her position, Darling is known as the “networking queen” among her friends and colleagues. She is passionate about fostering relationships with others while connecting with her community. Her involvement as a member of the National Sales Network of Chicago supports her mission in creating a network for those in her industry. Continuing her education, she has been admitted into Western’s HyFlex MBA program—which is among her proudest academic achievements. Her greatest accomplishment, however, was becoming a mother and balancing parenthood with her career goals. She is passionate about making it clear that Black working moms (and all women) can have it all—a family and a fulfilling career.

Darling ardently believes that Black women can be in top positions in corporate America and hopes she can be a positive influence on others. Most importantly, she wishes to be a positive influence on her children.

Bucket List:

“I have a fun list called the 30 before 30 bucket list. Some of my top goals from this include running a marathon, trying 30 new restaurants in my hometown of Chicago, enjoying a Chicago Broadway show and traveling to another city to support a Chicago sports team.”