Ms. Williams takes great pride in her involvement in the community, and her activities in self-empowerment. With more than 15 years’ experience, Ms. Williams is a mentor to students and regarded as a change agent in her activities involving community development and IT awareness in the Windy City of Chicago.
Prior to returning to college to obtain her degree, in 2000, Lahesha served as the coordinator for designing and implementing a Community Technology Lab on the West Side of Chicago (Austin Community) that served an elementary school (K-6th grade) and a community organization where she was also a Youth Leader. In this role, she was able to staff, develop and manage the ongoing activities of the lab. Activities included computer classes for the community and youth gaming competitions.
While pursuing her Bachelor’s degree at DeVry University, Lahesha established the DeVry (Chicago) University Chapter of Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA). As the President of the University Chapter, DeVry became the largest active student membership chapter for the National Organization. After graduation, in 2006, Lahesha was asked to serve on the Board of Directors, as the Student Member Services (SMS) Director for the Chicago Chapter of BDPA. Under her direction, the SMS Department added great member benefits services for its student members of the Chicagoland area, one of which was a Student Empowerment Retreat. The retreat was held over a weekend in Lombard, IL and catered to more than 100 high school and college students with the goal of empowering students to become leaders in their communities. Ms. Williams and her team successfully raised more than $10,000 for the Retreat. Among other awards for her service, Lahesha was the receipt of the Director of the Year award.
During her career, in 2007, Ms. Williams established her own faith-based, non-profit organization, “Students Empowered, Inc, affectionately known as SEI, where she raised over $7000 on the west-side of Chicago to facilitate and manage free Student Empowerment workshops for youth transitioning from 8th grade to High School. SEI served eight students for the duration of their high school years assisting with self-development, and career counseling.
Ms. Williams is the CEO of Perfecting Assistance Services, LLC, a company that provides Business Administration Support for business owners, and contract with individuals to work from home providing Customer Service contracts from Fortune 500 companies.
In her spare time, Ms. Williams is a freelance Makeup Artist for weddings, photo shoots, special events and the media (television, film, editorial, etc.). She also enjoy fitness activities in Cycling and Boxing.
Lahesha attributes her life and career experiences to her faith in God. As she shares her testimony of being a teenage single mother and coming from a family that had generations of physical and drug abuse, Lahesha compels others to look beyond their current state of living and actively pursue success! She believes that success has no limits! She models this testimony by being the first in her family to graduate from college, start a non-profit organization, run a successful small business, and make a career from her hobby in Makeup Artistry. She is respected among other leaders in her family and community.
Ms. Williams will spend her reign promoting and supporting charitable organizations with a mission for empowerment, and the Arts.