Owner & Principal Planner, Yodit Gebreyes has a passion for making her client's dreams become a reality. With over a decade of experience, her creativity, outgoing personality and ability to make her clients relax is what has garnered her a stellar reputation among her peers and clients.
With her Ethiopian family roots, Yodit launched Favored by Yodit Events & Designs with the objective of designing stylish, seamless, multicultural weddings and events to fill the void in the market. Yodit and her talented team are best known for their creative ideas, impeccable attention to detail and ability to bring the best out of vendors to make sure everything runs smoothly and turns out beautiful.
Yodit and her one-of-a-kind work have been featured in various premiere wedding, lifestyle & entertainment publications like People, Vogue, Essence, The Knot, Brides Magazine, Washingtonian Weddings and much more. She believes that her success stems from the combination of blessings, passion, determination, and the ability to adapt swiftly to change.
Yodit holds a Masters in Corporate Communications & Public Relations from Georgetown University & Bachelor of Arts in Marketing & IT from George Mason University. Some of Yodit's favorite things are spending time with her tribe, self care spa days after a long work weekend, shopping trips to Target, exploring new cities as a local and anything related to Oprah & Beyonce!
Georgia-raised and Chicago-born, LaToia A. Jones is an, organizer, community leader, activist and strategist. Currently, LaToia is the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Hustle, a progressive digital outreach company. With over 16 years of extensive political experience in presidential campaigns, gubernatorial races, and countless congressional and local races—her purpose and drive have always been to be the most effective public servant possible. LaToia is also a Truman National Security Partner and serves on the boards of the National Council of Negro Women, National Labor Roundtable, Higher Heights for America, and Generator Development Group.
Based in Washington, DC, Stringer is top lifestyle publicist, marketer, spokesperson, branding and social media strategist with more than 15 years experience. She is known for launching and executing communication campaigns for various retail, education, career development, arts, entertainment, beauty, fashion and hospitality brands. Her work has been featured in places like the TODAY show, USA Today, Washington Post, Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise and more. Stringer earned a Bachelors of Arts focused in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies from Penn State University. Following graduation Stringer served her alma mater in her elected positions as member of the PSU Alumni Association Council, a board member for the Penn State Alumni African-American Organization of DC and as a mentor to students through LionLink. In another leadership role, Stringer served as the executive director for ColorComm, an international career development organization with the mission to advance women of color in the field of communications. In 2017 Stringer was nominated for the Washington Women in PR Emerging Leader Award. During that year Women's Health Magazine also named her a WH Action Hero, for her commitment to fitness in wellness in both her work and personal life.