Evingerlean Worldwide® is a leading social entity empowering first-generation scholars and graduates across the globe. We are on a mission to help millions of first-generation trailblazers by helping them learn, grow, and dominate in every aspect of life. We achieve this through impactful, engaging, and transformational brands The First-Gen Lounge, The First-Gen Shop, and First-Generation University.


We believe by providing the right tools, resources, and mentorship we can help first-generation game-changers leave their legacy by overcoming obstacles that litter their road to success. We’re committed to being champions for historically underserved communities, creating safe spaces for growth, making pathways for social mobility, disrupting generational poverty, and building wealth through entrepreneurship.


We have served some of the world’s top organizations including include Cornell University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Ohio State University, 1vyG, Social Knowbility, Women Empower X, and The United Negro College Fund.

Meet the Founder and President

Dr. Evingerlean D. B. Hudson, affectionately known as Dr. Eve®, was raised in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina by a single mother in a low-socioeconomic household. So, she quickly learned what it‘s like to go through life with the odds against you. Dr. Eve went on to become a first-generation college graduate and even earned a Ph.D. at the age of 28.


She is known for being a trailblazing entrepreneur, empowering keynote speaker, award-winning podcast host, and thought-provoking author. Dr. Eve has been noted as a BlkWomenHustle Inaugural 20 Women to Watch Honoree and highlighted as a Future Millennial Millionaire by Creating Your Seat at The Table International Magazine. Additionally, Dr. she’s been been featured across several media outlets such as Rolling Out, EMOIR, and The Pedestal Project to name a few.


Dr. Eve holds degrees from Shaw University (the oldest HBCU in the South) and The University of Southern Mississippi. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., co-chair and founding steering committee member for The Black-Gen Collective, and member of the Board of Directors for FLIP National and The Kim Q. B. Leathers Foundation. In her spare time, she enjoys mentoring, reading, research, traveling, food tasting, cuddling with her chocolate lab (Maxwell Alexander), and adventures with her best friend and life partner, Dr. James M. Hudson.