Motivational Speaker, Founder of Girls Like Me
La’Keisha Gray-Sewell is a writer and digital strategist by trade; a nationally recognized girls advocate by life assignment. Combining both, she serves to help individuals and organizations identify relevant digital platforms to narrate their stories. As a media literacy expert and motivational speaker, La’Keisha’s transformative programs and trainings empower women to navigate beyond the block of limited mindsets and habits to become global legacy builders.
In 2011 she founded Girls Like Me Project, Inc; an Illinois NFP organization which seeks to move girls beyond stereotypes to become global leaders.
As its flagship event, GLMPI produces the Annual Chicago Day of the Girl in observance of the UN’s International Day of the Girl. In October 2015, under La’Keisha’s leadership, the organization was acknowledged by Congress Danny K. Davis in the U.S. 114th Congress for its efforts.
She created a podcast, Voices of Advocacy Radio, to showcase leading activists, community servants and entrepreneurs.
A native Chicagoan, La’Keisha has been named as a Salvation Army Hero; Chicago Defender’s 40 Under 40 to Watch in 2012; recognized amongst Trumpet Magazine’s Movers and Shakers Under 40; featured in Ebony Magazine and on the Steve Harvey Television Show, Moms Rising Radio, WVON 1690AM, WAOK-CBS 1450AM.