Relevant. Relatable. Real.
Rasheda Kamaria Williams is an award-winning mentor, speaker and author of “Be EmPOWERed: How to Live Above & Beyond Life’s Drama” – a guidebook and journal written for an 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 holds a B.A. in journalism from Wayne State University’s Journalism Institute for Media Diversity and has extensive training in youth development, community relations and interpersonal communication.
For more than a decade, Rasheda has been committed to making a difference in the lives of women and children. Since 2001, she has personally mentored numerous girls and young women.
Her passion and advocacy for youth and social change have earned Empowered Flower Girl numerous accolades, including Kumon North America’s “Impact Award” and SASHE’s “Top 10 Companies for Women and Girls.” Rasheda also was named one of “29 Inspirational Female Entrepreneurs Who Are Positively Impacting The World” and featured in Exeleon Magazine as one of “15 Dynamic Entrepreneurs of 2020.”
A survivor of bullying, Rasheda shared her story in the May 2011 issue of 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.
Rasheda is an engaging and empathic speaker. She offers keynote addresses, commentary and expert opinion on the following topics:
- Bullying (cyberbullying and intra-racial bullying)
- Relational aggression (mean girls and cliques)
- Social entrepreneurship and community service
- Mentoring youth (from diverse backgrounds)
- Social media (tips and strategies for youth and adults)
Empowered Flower Girl has been featured in numerous publications and on television programs, including: