By Nick Christophers
Agathe Likoba has come along way working hard to create, promote and grow her brand. She has also devoted her time to helping the less fortunate. Likoba who hails from Cameroon but raised in France has always been a woman on a mission. Since 2016 she has developed her own clothing and accessory line, opened her own boutique and has been featured in fashion shows worldwide.
Her accomplishments are incredible and well worth mentioning. As we pointed out earlier she loves to give back whenever possible. She held a fashion show that brought in $4500 the monies were donated to the Cancer Center and the The Derby CT Senior Center. Another key event was when she sponsored a gala/charity for the Greenwich Hospital Cancer Center and makeover of the cancer survivors from the Circle of friends at Griffin Hospital. Likoba also assisted in raising funds for such organizations like the Purple Project: Pancreatic Cancer, Paws for a Cause: Leukemia, CT Veterans and many more.
One real special gesture by Likoba was when she gifted an Autistic High School Student, Leilenna with a custom made prom dress and full makeover. Donating her talent and time to Leilenna was a gratifying and an emotional moment for Likoba. One of her most recent projects was assisting in raising funds for a school building in Ghana and the support of an education program. The money was raised via a fashion show she organized. It was a grand success.
Only recently she was honored with the Paul Harris Award from the Rotary Foundation for her contribution to its humanitarian and educational Programs. In addition, she was also invited to be a Rotary Foundation chair by the President Jim Alfaro and was honored as the first black woman member in February 2021 on the club’s 100th anniversary.
“Paul Harris Fellows continuing the legacy of the founder, the Paul Harris Fellow program recognizes individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The honor was established in 1957 to show appreciation for contributions that support our Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.”
In the way of new shows Likoba was invited by the Hamptons Fashion Week to showcase her collection this upcoming September. She has been working on a special collection for that show since many of her target customers are there. Likoba is also going to unveil her own consulting business this fall. She has already began coaching a few clients. In September will mark the four year celebration of LIKOBA boutique. The consulting she will be offering can be in person and remotely. To promote her work she will be traveling at the end of September for both Likoba Brand and the Consulting business. She owes the assistance of her Executive Director, Jakob Ilyaich and her intern Caitlin Phillips for their unwavering work ethic.
For the upcoming year Likoba is looking to expand her business overseas and hiring more brand Ambassadors. She is also in talks with a potential investor in Europe. Initially she is focused on opening two more stores one in Greenwich, CT and in NYC. Likoba has earned her place in the Greenwich Rotary Club but most of all she has proven that helping others is the true honor and a blessing. Follow her works at her site below.
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