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Daily Inspiration: Meet Lydia Jefferson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lydia Jefferson.

Lydia, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
While obtaining business management skills at an early age, it was no surprise life would lead me to become a business owner one day.

I developed a passion for event planning while taking on the role & responsibilities of events coordinator for several events hosted at school and church. The ability to help others bring their vision to life- whether it was coordinating, decorating, hosting, planning, or just listening to ideas- made a huge difference professionally.

By taking a leap of faith in the event planning industry, I have enjoyed the experience of networking and building great business relationships while allowing my creative thoughts to flow.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
The road to becoming a business owner is never easy.

My personal path had speed bumps, roadblocks, & quite a few detours but in the end, it was all worth it. Stepping out on faith with a decade-long dream and then turning it into a business that truly made me happy in all aspects of life allowed me to appreciate & understand the people I’ve known in the business for 10+ years.

My biggest struggles were building clientele outside of friends/family in the midst of a pandemic and breaking my fear of public speaking in order to network & build professional relationships with other business owners.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am the proud owner of Lady L Events! My team plans, coordinates, & decorates special events of all kinds, including birthdays, baby showers, weddings & anniversaries, corporate events, & host community outreach events of our own. Our ultimate goal is to “Set the Tone” & meet, if not exceed, the expectations of our clients.

We’re proud to reduce the stress event planning can bring and transform an idea into a memorable occasion for all to enjoy. The best part of this job is meeting new people who eventually become like family!

Lady L Events not only aims to meet the needs of our clients but we also remember to GIVE BACK! We recognize & reward high school graduates in our “My Tassel Matters” program. In addition, we seasonally feed/supply the less fortunate via clothing, food, & hygiene kits with the help of local companies & individuals who donate items & their time to ensure events are an absolute success.

What are your plans for the future?
Plans for the future include continuing to build clientele & encouraging people to celebrate every moment, no matter how big or small! In addition, creating partnerships & receiving support from local businesses will truly will help us do more for our city & community.

Traveling to event sites is great, but the overall goal is to have a facility to officially call “home”.

Contact Info:

  • Email: ladylevents.memphis@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @ladylevents901
  • Facebook: Lady L Events

Image Credits
Lydia Jefferson, Lady L Events & Chris Jefferson Photography

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