• Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

Thursday, January 22, 2009
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Doors open at 12:30pm
Holiday Inn Boston at Beacon Hill
5 Blossom Street
Boston, MA 02114
Ballroom, 15th Floor

Seating is extremely limited for this special event. Tickets are required for admission without exception. To order a ticket follow this link to fill out the ticket order form.

This year’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Luncheon for the Suffolk University community will feature a speaker Marshawn Evans.

The journey for entrepreneur, attorney and author, Marshawn Evans, J.D., stretches from being labeled a problem-child to becoming one of Glamour Magazine’s and USA Today’s top women in America.  Now known to audiences as “Miss Peak Performance,” Marshawn has used her story to speak words of empowerment across the nation and on such leading media outlets as ABC, VH1, CNBC and PBS.  As President and Chief Branding Officer of EDGE 3M, a media, marketing and management firm for celebrities and professional athletes, she represents some of the nation’s top personalities in entertainment, the NFL and NBA.    

With her savvy business brawn, Marshawn attracted the attention of real-estate tycoon Donald Trump whom handpicked her as a cast member on NBC’s popular show The Apprentice, and enabled her to lead Trump’s all-women team to their only victory as the project manager.  She has worked on televised promotional projects and marketing campaigns for companies such as Sony Pictures, Lucas Films, Lamborghini, Bally Total Fitness, The Learning Annex, and Dairy Queen.

Her elegant style, which won her the interview and talent phases of the Miss America competition and catapulted her to the Top 5, places her in high demand.  Through a robust corporate consulting practice, MEU Executive Training Systems, a soon to be released motivational clothing line geared towards women and her next book Skirts in the Boardroom: A Woman’s Survival Guide to Success in Business & Life.  Marshawn continues to attract attention from the world’s leading corporations, professional associations, churches, and universities to call on her as a consultant, host, keynote speaker, and executive seminar presenter. 

Known for her engaging mix of education and entertainment, Marshawn challenges women groups, executives, sales teams, athletes, students and clients to evaluate their attitude, habits, and perception of self to become a peak performer personally and professionally.  Marshawn’s presentations are driven by a nine-step, proprietary peak performance module called HABITUDE™. 

 A native Texan and a former Harry S. Truman Scholar, Marshawn finished her undergraduate studies magna cum laude at Texas Christian University and graduated Georgetown University Law Center debt-free by obtaining over $200,000 in scholarships.  She has practiced law with one of Atlanta’s most prestigious law firms.  Her pro bono legal work and reputation as a passionate, no-nonsense advocate has created a buzz in Atlanta’s legal community.    Driven by faith and dedication to service, Marshawn serves on numerous boards including Jamie Foxx’s Learn Through Laughter Foundation and the TMB Foundation for Women.  Marshawn believes in strengthening the esteem of women while erasing stereotypes, and has committed the use of her voice to make that happen. 

 

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