About The Founder
Dr. La Shawn Denise Witt
Dr. La Shawn Denise Witt was born January 3, 1977. A native of Los Angeles, California, Dr. Witt worked in the field of education for over 18 years as an Assistant Principal, Middle School Teacher and Teacher on Special Assignment. Dedicated to her personal educational advancement, she has earned two Bachelor degrees from Loyola Marymount University, two Master degrees from Mount Saint Mary’s College and Pepperdine University as well as a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Argosy University.
In 2017, she decided to step out on faith and live her dream of inspiring others and follow the steps that God called her to walk in. She coined her journey as, “The year of 40” and began strategizing to make her dream a reality.
A multi-entrepreneur, Dr. Witt owns Divine Diva Events (DDE), a wedding and special event business based out of Beverly Hills, CA with satellite locations throughout the country. It has always been her dream to provide clients around the country quality, trustworthy event planning at an affordable rate. She has worked in the event industry for 22 years and has established a respectable rapport with many of her clients, successfully producing over 450 events. She maintains working relationships with many of Los Angeles’ top event industry professionals. Dr. Witt sees each event as a unique opportunity to design the experience of a lifetime and gives each client an elegantly personalized affair. She is also the proud owner of Fabulous Divas, a first- class travel management group that specialized in hosting group travel events around the world for predominantly African-American women.
During the holiday season, Dr. Witt provides special-made dishes to clients across the country under the auspices of Divas Fabulous Fixins’. She enjoys sharing stories about her childhood in the kitchen with her grandmother, mother and aunt. She takes joy in preparing these dishes, knowing that families are blessed with traditions that she once shared with her family.
Over the course of her life, Dr. Witt has faced and overcome many obstacles that have shaped her into who she is today. In the spring of 2018, she will release her first book appropriately entitled, “The Diva Herself”. In her book, she will discuss how being a silent rape survivor at age 15 contributed to abusive and failed relationships, poor handling of finances, long bouts of depression, struggling with validation and acceptance, and multiple attempts of suicide. She will share how her journey to “The year of 40” opened the door to walk into a more fulfilled purpose and produce her first Women’s Spiritual Retreat under My Sister’s Keeper Productions. This retreat will convene in May 2018 and will celebrate diversity, spiritual experience, and healing of women from all walks of life.
Rounding out her entrepreneurial talents, Dr. Witt recently launched an Educational Consulting business. This business will target school districts and provide strategic planning and professional development to schools experiencing teacher shortages, teacher retention matters, and assist in the execution of administrative retreats for executive leadership teams.
She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority- Inglewood Alumnae Chapter where she holds various positions both locally and regionally. She aspires to be elected as a National Leader. Dr. Witt is also a member of Jack and Jill of America where she serves as the Inglewood Associate Chapter’s Correspondence Secretary and Event Coordinator, Tabahani Book Circle, Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc., National Association of University Women and The Links, Incorporated.
She currently attends West Angeles Church of God In Christ. Outside of her professional commitments, La Shawn indulges in her passions of traveling, reading, shopping and community service.
Dr. Witt currently resides in Inglewood, California where she enjoys spending time with the loves of her life, her adult daughter Morgan, who is a Junior at Howard University and her two Shih Tzu’s Dolce & Gabbana.
One of her mantra’s acclaims God is within her she will not fail.