Local swimwear designer Altrichia Cook, the 29-year-old CEO of Allusions by A.Lekay Swimwear, was invited to Washington, D.C. for the inaugural “United State of Women Summit,” hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Senior White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett. The summit featured high-powered women from all walks of life, including the First Lady, Oprah and tennis great Billie Jean King. Attendees had to be nominated. The summit focused on topics ranging from economic empowerment to violence against women to educational opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, math or STEM fields.
Altrichia showcases, sells and distributes her luxury, high-waist swimwear globally. Her swimwear has been featured on the runway at New York Fashion Week, and has been on the cover of magazines including Cosmopolitan (worn by Nicki Minaj). She also speaks at a variety of events that range from empowerment luncheons to high school commencements, with a mission to inspire young women.