SHE / HER / HERS
Rasheda is an award-winning mentorship consultant and speaker, author, and chief empowering officer for Empowered Flower Girl. For more than 15 years, Rasheda has been laser-focused on making a difference in the lives of children and teens as a youth advocate and mentor.
The world needs a lot of things. One of the most important is you.
Mentoring Makes a Difference
One in three young people in the U.S. face growing up without a mentor; this means we have an opportunity to reach and impact millions of children across the country. Learn how local and national organizations/groups are garnering the attention of young people and building authentic connections in unexpected ways using time-tested tactics.
Excluded to EmPOWERed
Rasheda uses the challenges she faced as a teen as the springboard for her lifelong commitment to help young people cultivate their own personal power. This keynote address explores Rasheda’s personal journey from excluded to empowered, and how she got there with help from trusted adults, mentors, friends and ultimately herself.
AmaZing: How Generation Z is Inspiring Change
Twenty-first century tweens and teens aren’t sitting on the sidelines waiting for others to “do something about it.” They are leading movements and creating positive change themselves. Learn about young people making their mark in the world as well as resources available to help fund and fuel their passion.
Workshops & Consulting
Empowering 21st Century Teens
Explores the top social and communications challenges facing 21st century teens and three things adults should STOP doing that hinder their relationships with youth.
Chica Chat: Inspiring Sisterhood
Designed for middle and high school students, Chica Chat equips girls with the skills and tools to go from strangers and frenemies to friends. Through engaging exercises – both written and experiential – girls break down barriers, challenge stereotypes and learn to use their personal power for good.
Finding Fulfillment in Your 9 to 5
In the “YouEconomy,” the push for entrepreneurship has many professionals questioning their impact at work. But you can still find fulfillment without leaving your job. “Finding Fulfillment in Your 9 to 5” explores how aspiring social entrepreneurs, nonprofit founders and others with ambition can find purpose and pursue their passion while in the midst of their profession.
Strategic consulting for current and aspiring social entrepreneurs and nonprofit founders. Girl World Peace Academy is a course and coaching program for women who aspire to make a difference for girls.
“As facilitator of the “Communicating with Confidence” workshop, Ms. Williams shared business/public speaking and pitching techniques that were very relatable and engaging for the youth. The students were very receptive to her teaching style and her passion for the topic.”
– Theresa Randleman, T-Rose Foundation, Executive Director
“Rasheda’s sessions gave teachers, parents, and caregivers the tools to understand the dangers of social media, resources to seek out, and how to inspire young women to support each other. I highly recommend her sessions for your organization or school.”
– Jamie Womack-Williams, Texas American Federation of Teachers, State Education Issues Director
“Rasheda facilitated a Chica Chat workshop for our middle school girls. Most of our students have good coping and communication skills, but we needed an intervention with others who had been disruptive. The workshop gave girls the confidence to express their feelings as well as equipped them with skills to handle conflict. I believe that this program can benefit schools throughout the state. It can make a positive difference for young people.”
– Bianca Heath, Reach Academy (A National Heritage Academy School)s, Student/Family Liaison
Rasheda Kamaria Williams is a mentor turned social entrepreneur with a passion for helping youth and young adults realize their personal power. She is the author of “Be EmPOWERed: How to Live Above & Beyond Life’s Drama” as well as the founder and chief empowering officer for Empowered Flower Girl, a social enterprise on a mission to transform the way young people relate to one another and themselves.
Rasheda has nearly 20 years’ experience in the education, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors having worked with and advised several national and global organizations in the areas of community outreach and engagement and public relations.
She graduated with honors from Detroit’s Cass Technical High School and Wayne State University’s Journalism Institute for Media Diversity, earning a B.A. in journalism.
Her passion and advocacy work have earned Empowered Flower Girl numerous accolades, including Kumon North America’s “Impact Award” and SASHE’s “Top 10 Companies for Women and Girls.” In 2019, Rasheda was named one of Everyday Power’s “29 Inspirational Female Entrepreneurs Who Are Positively Impacting the World” and featured in Exeleon Magazine as one of “15 Dynamic Entrepreneurs of 2020.” In 2021, MentHer Magazine featured Rasheda in its “Top 20 Social Impact Founders” list. In 2022, she was named among Hope magazine’s Hope 25 and honored as a Community Icon by Esteem We/Detroit Possible.
From conferences and assemblies to workshops and panel discussions, Rasheda delivers engaging and inspiring content for youth and adult audiences. She offers expertise in cyberbullying prevention/digital citizenship, mentoring and empowering youth, service learning strategies and how to uplift and support 21st century teens.
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