LaKisha has had the pleasure of planning small to large corporate events, such as awards shows, galas, fundraisers, conferences, and seminars. Her first event was planned 9 years ago. From then, she knew it was destined to pursue her passion. She has a degree in Interior Design. She also holds a degree in Management with a concentration in Small Business & Entrepreneurship. She started Designer Events by LaKisha in 2017. Designer Events by LaKisha specializes in corporate event planning, set design for films, and plays and event design.
Designer Events by LaKisha is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with a “A+” rating; has been since 2018. She is also an Interior Designer. She has experience in residential and commercial design. This includes residential and commercial staging, residential renovations and kitchen and bathroom remodels. One of her favorite personal quotes is “Every space is unique, and you make it your own”.
In 2018, she was invited to be a part of “The Bossed-Up & Empowered” women’s calendar for 2019. In March 2019, LaKisha was featured as an ATL most inspiring story in VoyageATL Magazine. In August 2019, LaKisha was nominated for the CEO on the Rise award for Who’s Who of Urban CEO’s. In October 2019, she become the recipient of the award. She is featured in the 1st Edition of Who’s Who of Urban CEO’s magazine for 2019. Also, in October 2019, she started mentoring young women, whose goal is to be more successful in their personal and professional lives. In November 2019, LaKisha became an Ambassador for the women’s organization, Black Women Networking International (BWN) where their mantra is to Unite, Edify, Empower and Support Change in the way the world view black women one woman at a time. Also, in November, LaKisha was selected to organize and plan World Women Conference & Awards. She is also the leader of the Atlanta Chapter of the organization.
In January 2020, LaKisha was featured in Eventplanner.com; where the goal of the publication is to bring greater visibility to event professionals, while at the same time providing useful and actionable information for those starting the process of planning an event. Also, in January, she was appointed VP on the Board for Times of Expression & Refreshing Ministries based in California. Their mission is to touch the community through dance ministry by spiritual guidance as a leader and organizing the ministry as One. In May, LaKisha became the Set Designer and Assistant Director for the independent film, Zulu Blood. In July, LaKisha was featured in Shoutout Atlanta magazine sharing her story on why she decided to start her business. In July, LaKisha became co-author of Wake-Up Winning Vol 2; Losing is Not an Option. The book is due to come out in December. In August, LaKisha was informed of her nomination for “Talented CEO” award for Who’s Who of Urban CEO’s for 2020.
As well as Entrepreneur, LaKisha is also a mother of two, serving on the board at Nutrix Outreach Ministries and lives by the statements, “Without God, I am nothing!” and “He has equipped me with everything I need to be successful!”