From the host to the seven honorees, the night belonged to trailblazing women.
LANSING - This past weekend, Women's History in the 517 was celebrated on a grand scale. Najeema Iman, owner of YouShine Events+Consulting, in partnership with Tatse African Cuisine & Bar, honored the lives of seven women who have been creating history throughout the capital city. From the medical field to the court of law, All seven have lived a life of service to the city of Lansing. Let's meet the honorees:
A'Jai, or "Coach", as many of our sons and daughters call her, is the big sister of the youth. She's also an authentic voice to the entire city. Her work with the city's kids of all ages have consistently put her in the lives of those who need her most. Her passion shines through TheWork, a mental health service she founded and operates, which has led her to speak alongside titans in the public speaking space, like Eric Thomas.
Marsheda Ewulomi, Esq.
Marsheda is best described by her longtime friend Karrigton Kelsey: "This is an amazing person. Not just your average girl from Lansing. This is a Lansing born and bred woman that went to Everett; after she left Everett she became a whole lawyer; from there becoming a political strategist. Then after becoming a political strategist, she created two different consulting firms, She-Verse where she focuses on empowering women to create their destiny and choose to actually participate in it, and Ewulomi Works where she focuses on political strategy."
Lori Adams-Simon, MPA, CDM, CTA