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Laila Ali - Boxing Champion, International Boxing Hall of Famer, Lifestyle Brand CEO, & Author • Thu Jan 18 2024

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 Laila Ali - Boxing Champion, International Boxing Hall of Famer, Lifestyle Brand CEO, & Author
January 18, 2024

PART OF THE LAKE MICHIGAN COLLEGE SPEAKER SERIES

Laila Ali is a world-class athlete, fitness and wellness advocate, TV host, home chef, founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand, and mother of two. The daughter of the late beloved global icon and humanitarian, Muhammad Ali, she is a four-time undefeated boxing world champion, whose stellar record includes 24 wins (21 of which were “knockouts”) and zero losses.

Beyond the ring, Laila champions women’s role in sports having served as a past president of the Women’s Sports Foundation and being a major voice for the 40th anniversary of Title IX which protects women’s rights to be included and treated equally in collegiate sports.

Her passion for sports, wellness, and fitness has landed Laila in the national TV spotlight hosting “Everyday Health” in syndication on ABC, “ESPN Sports Humanitarian Awards,” “American Gladiators,” “All-in with Laila Ali” in syndication on CBS, “Late Night Chef Fight” on the FYI Network, and three seasons of the Emmy Award-winning show “Home Made Simple” on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

She has also made numerous guest TV appearances including “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2017, on Food Network’s celebrity edition of “Chopped,” and cooking segments on “Rachel Ray,” “Dr. Oz,” “The Chew,” and Steve Harvey’s daytime talk show. Never one to turn down a challenge, Laila made it to the final round of the fourth season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

Laila is also a successful entrepreneur with her own lifestyle brand of organic spices, nutrition supplements, skincare, apparel, and home décor products. She has two best-selling books to her credit: her cookbook “Food for Life” and a dynamic book for young women about her life’s story “Reach: Finding Strength, Spirit, and Personal Power.”

During an “Evening with Laila Ali,” she will discuss a wide range of topics including her trailblazing career in sports, her journey as an entrepreneur, and the influence of her famous father on her life.

Laila Ali's presentation is part of the LMC Speaker Series and MLK Celebration Week 2024.

 

About MLK Celebration Week 2024
MLK Celebration Week 2024 is a community-wide effort honoring and celebrating the enduring legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and those who continue to tread in his footsteps.

This year's theme, "Power of One Voice," draws inspiration from Dr. King's belief in the significance of an individual's voice when speaking out against injustice.

MLK Celebration Week 2024 takes place Jan. 15 - 20, 2024, on Lake Michigan College's Benton Harbor Campus and at various locations throughout the community. It encompasses guest speakers, roundtable discussions, musical performances, a community resource fair, a community breakfast, Spirit of MLK Spotlight honors, community service projects, children's activities, a community art project, artistic reflections, and more.

For more information, visit www.lakemichigancollege.edu/mlk.

 

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