Alechia Reese

Alechia Reese is equal parts warm tea and Hennessy, the author of the award-winning book, Eating Elephants, and the director of PR & creative marketing of Soledad O’Brien’s PowHERful Foundation.

Alechia is the recipient of the Woman of Power award presented by Bank of America and NABA NYC. She is the former strategic marketing director of Disney star, Zendaya Coleman’s fashion line, Daya by Zendaya and transformed her life from a domestic violence victim to thriver. She specializes in brand identity, strategic marketing, public relations, and execution. A media personality and certified professional international speaker, her skilled, fun and energetic speaking style has afforded her the opportunity to partner with and speak for a myriad of organizations from the entertainment stage to the corporate boardroom including Progressive, UPS, BET, the Miami Marlins, Grey Goose, Vogue Italia, Verizon, and others. She also co-founded The STEAM Up Initiative to cultivate the STEM learning experience for marginalized, inner-city youth and believes beyond empowerment it is necessary to properly equip all people to succeed.