Word on the Street......
"Zakiya is an event planning guru! And I say this as someone who has informally organized large group as a Meetup organizer for several years. Having Zakiya plan a trip will make you appreciate the value of professional event planning; it makes group trips stress-free.
Zakiya planned a large, ladies' summer retreat in Lake Tahoe that I recently attended. Zakiya executed the event not only with meticulous precision but with a lot of fun and personality. Her planning allowed us to maximize our time in Tahoe which made our group trip so much more relaxing and interesting. Zakiya handled all the logistic details. I loved how all activities were thoughtfully arranged. We left the trip closer to each other and even more in love with Tahoe in the summer.
I really recommend hiring Zakiya if you value avoiding the inevitable logistical headaches that come with large group trips. She is worth every freaking penny and more!"
Attorney at LKP Legal Services
"I contracted Zakiya to research, organize, execute and manage multiple high profile events for a professional national association in San Francisco. Her experience has shown through her professionalism, attention to detail and thoughtfulness. I've also enjoyed fun and well executed company events she has coordinated while working for the boutique research firm. I'd recommend her if you want a great partner in creating any memorable and success event."
Past President of the NW Marketing Research Association
"Three things stand out to me about Zakiya with EventZ are personality, dependability and flexibility. The first is personality. As a professional and a customer, I enjoy working with people I like. I have hired Zakiya for multiple projects and events that involve catering, logistics, scheduling and administrative support. My patrons always rave about their experience with her and her ability to make everything fun and uplifting. This is key because her great people skills reflects positively on my business and my events. She is influential and able to get people to do what she needs them to do. I always say "work your magic"!
Second, once I hire EventZ, I never have to worry about the job getting done because Zakiya is extremely dependable, timely and takes initiative. I love working with her because she thinks of my needs beyond my initial requests.
Finally, with most events, there are always unforeseen circumstances or challenges. Zakiya is obviously experienced and exemplifies a solution oriented mindset. She is flexible and able to change directions when needed to accomplish the needs of her clients.
I recommend Zakiya of EventZ if you want to hire someone with experience and passion and most of all, a great personality to compliment your event!"
IFBB Fitness Pro & Stealth on American Gladiators
The sfAMA (San Francisco American Marketing Association) has been one of the Bay Area's leading professional marketing organizations for over 75 years. We have a great reputation for organizing popular and relevant monthly marketing events. Being a 100% volunteer-run organization, we dedicate a lot of our free time to running the chapter. During my term as President, we hired Zakiya of EventZ to support the chapter, given the increased workload across departments and to alleviate some pressure from the board members. I have experienced events run by Zakiya in the past and was impressed with her ethics and proactiveness. It was a no-brainer to bring her on-board the sfAMA to help ensure we kept our events to a high standard, as the local marketing community have come to expect.
Zakiya did an amazing job of helping us to run our events. Apart from being well networked, her strength is to get things done, which is a vital trait to being successful in the events business. Zakiya was always on point in helping the events run smoothly. We are very fortunate to have her as part of our team, she is an amazing and dedicated events professional.
President of the San Francisco American Marketing Association