#InternationalWomensDay: One Detroit Stories

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To celebrate #InternationalWomensDay, here are some #OneDetroit stories featuring inspiring women that we've met in and around the city as they engage with the neighborhoods, inspire students,  and embark as entrepreneurs.

Raquel Castaneda Lopez
Raquel overcame poverty and personal tragedy to become the first Latina ever elected to Detroit’s City Council. Now, she’s dedicated to helping each and every one of her constituents achieve success in their own lives by fighting for equal opportunity for all. #OneDetroit #MyReDream


Tsehaya Smith
Tsehaya Smith (Artpartners-Tsehaya & Co.) is an accomplished dancer and choreographer. She is pursuing her American dream by providing the opportunities she never had to the younger generation and is one of many women we're celebrating on #InternationalWomensDay. #OneDetroit #MyReDream

Kyle Smitley
“My American dream is for my students to believe they can do whatever they want.” — Kyle Smitley, Detroit Achievement Academy. Kyle is an amazing person who continues to inspire change in the city of Detroit. See what we're talking about in the #OneDetroit video below. #InternationalWomensDay #MyReDream ReDream

Detroit Neighborhood Entreprenuers
Our celebration of #InternationalWomensDay continues with another #OneDetroit piece from 2016, which features the entrepreneurs of local businesses along Six Mile - including Live6 Detroit, Lucki's Cheesecakes, & Detroit Sip - explaining how they're making a difference in their community.



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