RESPECT. had the opportunity to speak with a someone contributing great things to her community by the name of Kela Hall. Kela is the CEO of KD Hall Communications and Foundation, currently located in The Pacific Northwest Region of the country. KD Hall Communications is an organization centered on being the lead entity to drive events forward through government, education, and small organizations.
She talks about the inspiration behind The KD Hall Foundation and how it was started when Kela was in college. Kela started an organization named “Sisters of Success” it was not a non-profit organization because it was started as a college paid program. The organization was all about providing equity for women, as well as, providing real-world experience to college, which is fundamentally what the KD Hall Foundation stands for currently. The reason she wanted to set out an organization for her and fellow classmates was because when Kela attended college back in 2005. She was involved in numerous volunteer internships and realized that if there was compensation for her work instead of looking for other paid opportunities, she would have more time to finish school assignments.
The organization participates in a lot of social awareness events such as theWomen on the Rise is a training and networking conference. That helps prepare women and men to prepare for job interviews, brand management, and community issues. KD Hall Communication, wants women in the community to know their worth in the workspace and being comfortable asking for equal wages for their time and talents.
Kela Hall speaks about some of the plans she and her team have for 2017 for example, speaking engagements already being scheduled and even touches their latest visit to The White House in Washington DC, and when we can expect the next Women On The Rise Conference. Kela’s interview with RESPECT. can be read below in its entirety.
RESPECT.: Will you be participating in any community food or clothes drives?
In 2017, we will not be participating as our focus entirely on the women and young girls, rising into leadership positions in the community.
We do have community service projects that are geared more towards mentoring.
RESPECT.: What are some of the events that you will be a part of that involves the community and universities in the Seattle Metroplex?
Man this year is busy! I am already booked up through April! Speaking engagements in Mercer Island, Seattle, and Bellevue. I am working on a TEDx series, we are holding 3 signature events for women’s history month in March.
KD hall supports the workforce by providing cutting edge training, workshops and case studies. We also provide event producing and public relations.
RESPECT.: What are some of the goals you are trying to achieve by the end of 2017?
No goals this year! I have a theme for this year! Being an impact player and sharpening our blade for 2017 in all areas of our business and nonprofit.