MEET THE HONOREES
The 100 Women to KNOW Across America Award, presented by JPMorgan Chase is a recognition that showcases the most influential, achieved, and honorable women in our society. Following a nomination and interview process, these women entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and philanthropists have not only grown their dreams, but have created boundless opportunities for the next generation of female leaders. These women exemplify what it means to be high-achieving and ambitious on the next level and continue to pour into their communities as they do so.
Lachi is a multi-award-winning artist, Grammys Board DEI Ambassador and Founder and President of RAMPD.org. Born legally blind, Lachi has dedicated her platform and craft to amplifying Disability Culture, promoting inclusion and advocating for accessibility in the Music Industry. Named a “dedicated foot soldier for disability pride” by Forbes, Lachi has held talks with the White House, the UN, and the Kennedy Center, and has been featured in Essence, Billboard and the New York Times for celebrating intersectionality through art and for her upbeat and unapologetic brand of disability pride.
What advice would you give your younger self?
People are going to take your shoulders and point them to the left and the right. But you’ll only find success when you take your own shoulders and point them in the direction you want to go.
What is your favorite quote?
“Independence is not doing things by yourself. It is being in control of how things are done.”