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LA'KEISHA GRAY-SEWLL

Founder and Executive Director,

Girls Like Me Project, Inc.

La'Keisha Gray-Sewell is a new media relations and strategic communications consultant by trade, and a girls advocate by life assignment. An internationally recognized urban girls advocate, a media literacy expert, and speaker, La'Keisha founded Girls Like Me Project Inc. to train girls in media literacy and empower them to navigate beyond negative media stereotypes to become global legacy builders. Under her leadership, GLMPI has served more than 500 girls through its transformative programs and events.

 

A native of Chicago, La'Keisha has been honored for her work as a girls' advocate and social entrepreneur. She's been featured in syndicated media such as The Steve Harvey TV Show, Moms Rising Radio, and a WAOK/CBS to name a few. Named a 2016 Salvation Army Community Hero, Chicago Defender's 40 Under 40 to Watch as well as Trumpet Magazine's Movers and Shakers Under 40, La'Keisha has established herself as a thought leader and girls activist in Chicago and beyond.

 

During the summer of 2018, La'Keisha released her highly acclaimed book "Move Beyond the Block", a memoir, empowerment, and homage celebration to women's history, adding author to her long list of achievements. As a former producer and host of Voices of Advocacy Radio, La'Keisha hosted a successful podcast showcasing leading activists, community servants, and entrepreneurs.

 

In 2019, she was honored at the She Rocks It Award Ceremony and for her stellar community service by Lambda Kappa Mu Soroity, Inc.

 

La'Keisha earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications/Radio and Television from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. La'Keisha advocates for girls and is unapologetic about steering the conversation and elevating the bar on raising healthy and liberated black girls

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