About LaKisha James
About LaKisha James
Ms. James plans small to large corporate events, such as awards shows, galas, fundraisers, conferences, and seminars. Her first event was planned 12 years ago. From then, she knew it was destined to pursue her passion. She holds an Interior Design degree and Management degree with a concentration in Small Business & Entrepreneurship. She started Designer Events by LaKisha in 2017. Designer Events by LaKisha specializes in international corporate event planning, event design and set design for films, and plays. Ms. James planned her first international event in 2019. Designer Events by LaKisha is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with a “A+” rating; has been since 2018. She also is an Interior Designer. She has experience in residential and commercial design.
One of her favorite personal quotes is “Every space is unique, and you make it your own”.
In 2019, she was featured in “The Bossed-Up & Empowered” women’s calendar. In August, Ms. James was nominated for CEO on the Rise award for Who’s Who of Urban CEO’s. In October, she become the recipient of the award. She is featured in the 1st and 2nd Edition of Who’s Who of Urban CEO’s magazine. She mentors young women, whose goal is to be more successful in their personal and professional lives. Ms. James is an Ambassador for the women’s organization, Black Women Networking International (BWN) Ms. James was selected to organize and plan World Women Conference & Awards event. She is the Atlanta Chapter Leader of the organization.
Ms. James is featured in VoyageATL Magazine, Eventplanner.com, Shoutout Atlanta Magazine and Real Women Atlanta Magazine. She is a co-author of Wake-Up Winning Vol 2; Losing is Not an Option. The book launched January. Ms. James was nominated for “Talented CEO” award for Who’s Who of Urban CEO's. She is the Executive Director on the Board for Times of Expression & Refreshing Ministries based in California.
Ms. James is a contributing writer for Real Women Atlanta Magazine. She is co-author of the international book project titled, “ I AM: Releasing the Shame of Narcissistic Abuse and Transforming Financial Poverty to Wealth Beyond Numbers”. The book released in April and made #1 Amazon Best Seller within the first few hours of release. She was nominated for Leadership & Philanthropy awards for the World Women V.I.S.I.O.N. awards in February. She became the recipient of the “Leadership” award. Ms. James is included in the Marquis Who’s Who in America. She will also be featured in Marquis Who’s Who of Professional Women publication. Marquis Who’s Who publications present unmatched coverage of the lives of today’s leaders and achievers from the United States and around the world, and from every significant field of endeavors. Ms. James signed on as co-author for another international book, called Visionary Women Leaders. The book will be released in July.
Ms. James is currently the Set Designer and Production Assistant for the mini-series, Saving Nina. She is the Host of Talks with LaKisha on JSL Network, on the ROKU platform. Her first show will air in June.
As well as Entrepreneur, Ms. James is also a mother of two, and lives by the statements, “Without God, I am nothing!” and “He has equipped me with everything I need to be successful!”