With over 15 years of experience in public relations, Lakesha Cole is highly regarded for her ability to build powerful personal brands, increase visibility through the media, and ensure that those who want a seat at the table get one.
Lakesha founded she PR at the intersection of her advocacy efforts, media expertise, and new life as a retired Marine spouse. As a longtime mentor to help women and moms discover how to convert their interests and skills into a profitable business, Lakesha realized that she could focus her experience specifically on the empowerment and the rising influence of women. she PR nurtures brands from the female perspective and is devoted to helping women-led companies accelerate through strategy and media.
In addition, Lakesha's business portfolio includes advocating for the military community and shedding light on the many challenges that military families face, most notably military spouse employment. As an Advisory Board Member for the Military Family Advisory Network, Lakesha worked with her home state Senator on drafting the Military Spouse Employment Act, which was later signed into law by the President. She consults and serves as a partnership liaison in introducing companies and organizations to military talent and connecting military spouses and veterans to meaningful employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.
Lakesha holds a B.A in Journalism with a minor in Public Relations from North Carolina A&T State University; and an A.A.S. in Retail Marketing from Parsons, the New School for Design. Before starting her own business, Lakesha worked as the Public Information Officer for Stafford County Government, and in Business Development for Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.
She has been featured by the Today Show, NBC News, CBS This Morning, Fox & Friends, Bustle, Black Enterprise, Military Families Magazine, Military Spouse, and Military.com.
Lakesha and her family currently reside in Tampa, FL.