Rasheda Williams

Chief Empowering Officer at Empowered Flower Girl

Women Empowerment

Education: Wayne State University
Detroit, MI, USA


Rasheda Kamaria Williams is an award-winning mentor, speaker and author of “Be EmPOWERed: How to Live Above & Beyond Life’s Drama.” She is the founder and chief empowering officer for Empowered Flower Girl and a staunch youth advocate.

For more than a decade, Rasheda has been committed to making a difference in the lives of women and children. Since 2001, she has personally mentored numerous girls and young women.

Her passion and advocacy for youth and social change have earned Empowered Flower Girl numerous accolades, including Kumon North America’s “Impact Award” and SASHE’s “Top 10 Companies for Women and Girls.” Rasheda also was named one of “29 Inspirational Female Entrepreneurs Who Are Positively Impacting The World” and featured in Exeleon Magazine as one of “15 Dynamic Entrepreneurs of 2020.” In 2021, MentHer magazine featured Rasheda in its “Top 20 Social Impact Founders” list. In 2022, she was named among Hope magazine’s Hope 25 and honored as a Community Icon by Esteem We/Detroit Possible.


I'm passionate about mentoring and empowering youth as well as social entrepreneurship and social impact.

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I am willing to travel

More than 100 miles

When it comes to payments

I generally get paid for speaking but make exceptions


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Example talks

AmaZing: How Generation Z is Inspiring Change

There are young people in our communities and around the world tackling issues and championing causes - from gender equality to climate change. Although it's our job as adults to pave the way and ultimately solve these problems, it is the dedication and commitment of 21st century teens that's truly making a difference. Learn about opportunities and support available to fund and fuel your passion to create lasting change.

Mentoring Makes a Difference

One in three young people in the U.S. face growing up without a mentor. This means we have an opportunity to reach and impact millions of children across the country (and around the world). Learn how local and national organizations and groups are garnering the attention of young people and building authentic connections in unexpected ways using time-tested tactics.

Finding Fulfillment in Your 9 to 5

Explores how aspiring social entrepreneurs, nonprofit founders and others with ambition can find purpose and pursue their passion while in the midst of their profession. Rasheda shares how she did it and tips and tools for you to make it happen (with integrity).