Ayesha is an author, entrepreneur, educator and speaker. After 12 years of finance and accounting, she decided to leave corporate America. With desire and focus, this mom of two left her cushy job with a steady paycheck in order to pursue her entrepreneurial endeavors. This leap of faith has led to being the owner of a STEM based franchise, an author, magazine contributor, numerous collaborations and speaking events.
After seeing her eldest daughter have a meltdown and struggle with her self-esteem, Ayesha decided to write "I Am...Positive Affirmations for Brown Girls", in hopes that it would help remind her daughter of her self-worth, intelligence and beauty. This book, along with the one written for brown boys, was also recognized by the Huffington Post! The I Am...Positive Affirmations book for Brown Boys was also #10 on Amazon's list for Children's Boys & Men books and #45 in Children's Self Esteem Books! Ayesha has always been an avid reader and writer. The overwhelmingly positive response and success of her books ignited her desire to continue to write for the public and focus on closing the diversity gap in children's books. You can find her books here.
She is also the owner of the Aye Am Collection. It's a brand that, like her books, represents and includes diverse children. Be sure to stop and check out the T-shirts, mugs, tote bags and more!
Ayesha has captivated the audience of both children and adults. Her goal is to continue to walk in her purpose and help others along the way! She has spoken at business conferences, schools, children's organizations and the Early Learning Coalition to present to hundreds of teachers. Topics include a self-steem workshop for children, balancing motherhood and entrepreneurship, self-publishing, diversity in children's literature, cultivating a growth mindset in the classroom and STEM in the afterschool setting. Regardless of topic, the end goal is to leave the audience feeling inspired, motivated and equipped with knowledge.
Is there a school or organization that you would like for Ayesha to come in and do an author visit? It is a joy to read books for various schools and organized events. There is always a discussion at the end of each reading along with time for a Q & A. All book readings come with a personalized autograph for each book purchase and the opportunity to take pictures.
Fees for book readings and/or speaking engagements vary depending on the event. Travel expenses are required for all events outside of Central Florida. Please send an email here being as detailed as possible with what you would like to have occur. Be sure to include the date and location of the event.
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