Chelsea Lazkani Mom Elizabeth Adefioye Taught Her To Become A Boss Woman

By Alisha Dotel | May 24, 2023 09:33 AM

A Collage of Elizabeth on the left side and Chelsea on the right side
A Collage of Elizabeth on the left side and Chelsea on the right side( Source : thefamilynation )

Selling Sunset star Chelsea Lazkani mom Elizabeth Adefioye is the Chief People Officer at Emerson. Elizabeth is married to Segun Adefioye.

Chelsea is the newest agent taking Sunset Boulevard by storm. She was born in London to Nigerian immigrant parents and is now 29 years old.

She has an undergraduate degree in business economics from The University of Buckingham and a master's in gas and oil management economics from the University of Dundee.

Chelsea appears alongside Bre Tiesi's new assistant Adam Weitsman and Chrishell Stause in Selling Sunset 2023 season.

Before she moved to Los Angeles, Chelsea worked as a solar analyst/ Assistant to the Director of Operations at NRG Clean Power. She also worked as a business strategist at Applied LNG and as a real estate agent at Rodeo Reality Incorporation.

She started working as a real estate agent at The Oppenheim Group in 2021.

Chelsea's Mother Has An Impressive Career

Chelsea Lazkani mom Elizabeth Adefioye is in charge of leading the cultural transformation at Emerson. The lady is focused and has a vision of enhancing the employee experience.

To cultivate a strong, inclusive culture at Emerson where diverse, bright, and high-performing people thrive her knowledge and energy are integral.

Prior to Emerson, Elizabeth served in the:

  • As a Senior HR Manager from February 2001-March 2003, and as Region HR Head Central Nand Eastern Europe from March 2003-December 2006 at Medtronic International Europe.
  • As a Region HR Head- Emerging Growth Markets from January 2007- August 2008, and as a Vice President of HR North America and VP of HR Global Manufacturing and Supply from September 2008-April 2012 at Novartis Consumer Health.
  • As a Worldwide Vice President of Human Resources, Cardiovascular Care Franchise, and Specialty Surgery Group at Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies UK & Ireland.
  • As a Vice President of Human Resources, Americas at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.
  • As a Vice President of Human Resources, Global Specialties, and North America from October 2016- March 2018, and as Chief Human Resources Officer from March 2018- October 2021 at Ingredion Incorporated.
  • As a member of the Board of Directors at Skills for Chicagoland's Future for more than one year.

She serves on the board of the Society for Human Resources Management, Skills for Chicagoland’s Future as she is an ambassador for the Network of Executive Women. Additionally, she is also a member of The Economic Club of Chicago. The 2021 Elite 100 Extraordinary Black Women title has been given to her.

Among the 2019 most powerful Women Worth Watching Awards she was recognized by Black Enterprise and was a 2018 recipient of the Women Worth Watching Awards by profiles in Diversity Journal.

Throughout her working experiences, she has many skills including talent acquisition, mergers, high performances teams, outsourcing, talent management, succession planning, performance management, workforce planning, and many more.

Adefioye has a bachelor's degree in B.Sc Chemistry from Lagos State University. A postgrad degree in Human Resources from the University of Westminster. And, a diploma in Business Administration and Management from Glasgow Caledonian University.

She is active on her Instagram handle @bjadefioye with more than seven hundred followers and around two hundred posts.

Elizabeth Adefioye at Nova Restaurant and Lounge
Elizabeth Adefioye at Nova Restaurant and Lounge( Source : instagram )

Her Mother Taught Her To Become A Boss Lady

Elizabeth Adefioye has an impressive career and Chelsea has always been inspired by her and looked up to her.

Chelsea said that she was uplifted by a successful mother who is one of the Black women in corporate America. She had that role model growing up and she always believed that you can be an amazing wife, mother, and boss woman in the office. And, you can also find time to take care of yourself and be a role model not to just people of color, but to everybody.

Therefore, by seeing her mother's sacrifices, struggle, passion, and dedication to her work she is inspired and does praise her. Chelsea Lazkani parents are supportive and motivate her throughout her career. She is also close with her parents and considers them as one of her biggest influences.

Her Father Is A Professional Architect

Chelsea Lazkani dad Segun Adefioye is a principal consultant at Planning and Property Solutions, BA, Dip TP and Property Development, University of Westminster, London.

Along with this job he has also worked at different firms including:

  • At NICKSON & BORYS and PARTNERS IKOYI LAGOS as an Architect from 1984-1989.
  • As an architect at Seifert Architects, London from 1989-1991.
  • At Planning & Property Solutions as a Principal Consultant from January 21990- Present.
  • At Bespoke Interiors as Consultant from September 2012- Present.

Chelsea dad Segun Adefioye with her mom on 28 September 2021 at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
Chelsea dad Segun Adefioye with her mom on 28 September 2021 at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas( Source : instagram )

Moving toward his education he has completed WASCE (DIVISION 1) from King's College, Lagos, and completed his postgraduate, Dip.TP(Town Planning). He also has done Master of Science (M.S.c.), in Architecture: the National Oil Research and Training Centre, ABUJA from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

In completing his degrees and working in different organizations he has a skill in sustainability, construction management, comprehensive planning, sustainable design, design research, and many more.

Chelsea Is Married To Jeff Lazkani

Chelsea Lazkani husband Jeff Lazkani is a 40-year-old native of California. Jeff works as the managing partner for Icon Media Direct.

Born and raised in the media industry, he understands the timing of when, where, and how brands need to be positioned to drive customer acquisition. Jeff is a pioneer at the forefront of cutting-edge Martech trends and a leader of the industry's pre-eminent TV/CTV performance agency as the managing partner of Icon Media Direct.

He has been able to manage some of the industry's most notable DTC campaigns, ranging from start-ups to established brands as he has been working at Icon Media Direct for more than 16 years. Within the organization, he has a versatile working dynamic and spends his time setting strategic goals and objectives, monitoring performances, and supervising daily activities.

In the same organization, he has been able to work in different departments perfectly handling all the work. And the list of the departments are:

  • As Traffic Coordinator from March 2006- November 2007.
  • As Account Coordinator from December 2007-January 2010.
  • As Account Manager from February 2010-July 2011.
  • As Senior Account Manager from August 2011- October 2014.
  • As Director, Business Development and Strategy from November 2014- June 2016.
  • As Vice President, Business Development and Strategy from June 2016- February 2021.
  • As Managing Partner from February 2021- Present.

Lazkani has completed his Bachelor's degree in Bachelor of Business Administration, Management, and Operations from the University of San Diego.

Chelsea and Jeff look stunning on their wedding day
Chelsea and Jeff look stunning on their wedding day( Source : instagram )

They Have Been Together Since 2015

For a few years, while Chelsea has been in Los Angeles, most of her life was spent living in the U.K. But in 2015, she met Jeff for the first time while traveling in the U.S. for a quick break.

She posted the picture of them on her Instagram on 8th March 2017 and has written that flashback to last month during their engagement moon. 

On 12 August 2017, the duo got engaged and married together at The Resort At Pelican Hill in front of all the relatives and their family members. The decorations were good and full of white flowers and both were looking happy for their special day. She had also posted the shot of her hand flexing her engagement ring on this day.

On 5th September 2017, they had their vacation in the beautiful city of Bangkok. Similarly, on 8 September 2017, they had another trip to Koh Samui Thailand.

Since then they have been happily married together. They share happy and precious moments with their family members. Both of them are caring, funny, inspiring, and lovable pairs who can be an inspiration for many others.

Chelsea Is Blessed With Two Kids

Chelsea Lazkani kids include a son Maddox Ali Lavon Lazkani and a daughter Melia Iman Lazkani. Maddox is elder than Melia by one year.

Chelsea first shared her eighth month of pregnancy on 25 December 2018 captaining 32 weeks and counting can't wait to meet a baby boy. After that on 26 December, she again posted the picture with her husband showing her womb on the occasion of Christmas.

She had her baby mooning at Maui, Hawaii on 14 January 2019. Then on 15 January, she gave birth to their son in Los Angeles, California. She then introduced her fan with her baby boy's name Maddox Ali Lavon Lazkani on 20 January 2019.

Time and again she then started posting his growing picture. The pair has their first vacation with their baby on 29 May 2019 at Manhattan Beach, California.

Likewise, on 16 July 2020, she shared a picture of herself during her second pregnancy where she is covering her womb with a huge red hat at Las Ventanas AI Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort at the beach.

After one year she gave birth to a beautiful daughter on 11 November 2020. She shared the photo of her holding her newborn child on the bed of a hospital at Cedars- Sinai, Beverly Hills on 14 November 2020.

Now, her Instagram profile is full of photos of her husband and kids with whom she loves to share her spare time. She feels so blessed to be the mom of two children with whom she can spend the whole time playing and enjoying.