About Chandra


Born in Brooklyn, NY Chandra Broadnax-Payne is an author, speaker and poet. Her debut book You Go Girl, 25 Ways to Step into Your Greatness is a self-help book for women. It is a book that stems from Chandra’s own struggles. In it she shares her insights and the tools she used to reclaim her life and step into her greatness. Several years ago, she made a promise to God to help other women live happier more fulfilling lives. She does just that in her book by encouraging others to be the best versions of themselves, to stop playing small, and to honor themselves.



Just a few years ago Chandra made a very difficult decision to leave Corporate America and live out her passion. She now shares her inspiring story as a published writer and speaker, empowering women all over the world to embrace their inner greatness.  

As a speaker Chandra delivers insightful, funny and eye-opening workshops. She has spoken at conferences alongside notable figures such as Judge, Author and TV Personality Glenda Hatchett, and Blanca Cobb, nationally recognized body language expert. Previous clients include Hanesbrands Inc. and Virginia Commonwealth University.


Her work has appeared in NiaMagazine, an online women’s magazine, and The Silent Journey by the International Library of Poetry.

Chandra lives in a small town in North Carolina with her husband. When she’s not writing she enjoys doing Yoga, Pilates, practicing meditation and spending time in nature.



In her spare time Chandra gives back to her community in the following ways:

  • Created a college scholarship for women nine years ago

  • Human Resources volunteer

  • Serving the homeless