As one of the nation’s leading experts on the art of maximizing potential, Reinvention Strategist, Entrepreneur and Entertainment Attorney, MARSHAWN EVANS is Founder of ME Unlimited®, a corporate life-enrichment consulting firm focusing on reinvention, diversity, innovative leadership and peak performance strategies.
She is author of SKIRTS in the Boardroom: A Woman’s Survival Guide to Success in Business & Life (Wiley 2008), and founder of The SKIRTS Network™ and The Work Your SKIRTS Awards.™
As a pioneering woman in the world of professional sports, she is also President of EDGE 3M Sports & Entertainment – a full-service brand management agency responsible for elevating the profile of elite entertainers and athletes in the NBA, NFL, WNBA, and Major League Baseball (www.edge3m.com). She is Founder and Executive Producer of The Caring EDGE Awards held annually in Atlanta, GA recognizing the philanthropic contributions of professional athletes and entertainers.
Her successes in the classroom and the courtroom took her to the infamous boardroom as one of Donald Trump’s handpicked cast members on NBC‘s hit show “THE APPRENTICE.” Marshawn was the only person to lead Trump’s all-women’s team to a victory as the Project Manager for an upscale, yet in your face, Lamborghini advertising campaign. She has worked on marketing initiatives for Tiffany & Co, Rolls-Royce, Vitamin Water, Gatorade, Kraft, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Star Wars: Episode III, Bally Total Fitness, Dairy Queen, Best Buy and Outback Steakhouse.
As Miss District of Columbia, she finished 3rd runner-up at the Miss America Competition winning talent and interview. Using the power of expectation to surpass stereotypes, Marshawn, who is also a Harry S. Truman Scholar and a former U.S. ambassador to the International Summit of Achievement in Dublin, Ireland, received over $200,000 in scholarships and graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University with honors and distinction, where she first joined the illustrious Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She launched a new ministry called Marketplace Women™ focused on equipping women of faith to thrive in the workplace, and held her first international women’s summit in Lagos, Nigeria.
Named one of Atlanta’s Power 30 under 30, she is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and practiced as an employment lawyer with one of the nation’s most prestigious firms. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, and has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. As a rising media commentator, Marshawn has been featured by Glamour Magazine, ESSENCE Magazine, Upscale, Monarch, Diversity Business Magazine, USA Today, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, ABC, Fox News, MTV and NBC. She regularly provides commentary for Fox Business Channel, Pink Magazine, Black Enterprise, CNN & ESPN.