Rasheda Kamaria Williams is an award-winning mentor, communications professional and author of “Be EmPOWERed: How to Live Above & Beyond Life’s Drama” – an interactive guidebook written for and inspired by girls. She is the founder and chief empowering officer for Empowered Flower Girl and a staunch youth advocate.
From growing up in a single-parent household to being the first in the family to graduate high school and college with honors, Rasheda has defied the odds.
She is a graduate of Detroit’s Cass Technical High School and holds a B.A. in journalism from Wayne State University’s Journalism Institute for Media Diversity. She also has extensive training in youth development, community relations and interpersonal communication.
Since 2001, Rasheda has been a dedicated volunteer and mentor to girls throughout the Detroit area. She is a member of the International Bullying Prevention Association, Michigan Afterschool Association and Soroptimist International.
Her passion and advocacy for community and social change have earned her numerous accolades, including Kumon North America’s “Impact Award” and Super Woman Productions & Publishing’s “Make It Happen Award.” She also was named among Everyday Power’s “29 Inspirational Female Entrepreneurs Who Are Positively Impacting The World.”
A survivor of bullying, Rasheda was featured in Cosmopolitan magazine in the article “Being bullied changed my life.” Her journey from excluded to empowered motivated her to launch Empowered Flower Girl in 2010.
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