About Us

Embrace Her Legacy Global Empowerment Enterprises is pleased to announce that we have launched our foundation for girls and we are now splitting our initiatives into separate efforts! Our former initiatives such as our Embrace Her Legacy Academy and other mentorship programs for young women will now be under The Embrace Her Legacy Foundation Inc. umbrella! 

About Embrace Her Legacy Global Empowerment Enterprises 
Embrace Her Legacy provides personal development, spiritual growth, community, coaching and consulting services for millennial women to manifest lifestyle and professional goals with poise and power. We teach, coach, and inspire millennial women with the tools and resources needed to activate their divine power in order to achieve lifestyle goals while activating personal growth through our engaging membership community, The Legacy Society, online courses, goals coaching, inspirational podcast, consulting services, motivational speaking and tailored events. Percentage of sales revenue from our Embrace Her Legacy revenue goes to our Embrace Her Legacy Foundation Inc for young women across the globe. 

About The Embrace Her Legacy Foundation
The Embrace Her Legacy Foundation is an international organization that empowers, educates and inspires young women across the globe with personal development skills through our enrichment, education and mentorship programs, international initiatives and scholarship opportunities to ensure personal transformation, restoration of a healthy self-esteem, a purpose-driven legacy and professional success. 

Our vision is to create dynamic initiatives for personal transformation, mentorship opportunities and leadership development while cultivating an electric sisterhood of young women across the globe. 

Since 2012, we have serviced hundreds of young women through our personal development, mentorship and enrichment programs and workshops in the New York City area and across the country. We will launch international chapters and initiatives in 2019 servicing underserved girls across the globe.

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Meet Our Founder & Chief Executive Officer: Maria I. Melendez 

As the founder & CEO of Embrace Her Legacy Global Empowerment Enterprises, “the OG Mentor”, social entrepreneur, motivational speaker, author of Take the Limits Off Your Legacy, producer, and women’s leadership advocate– Maria I. Melendez has embraced her mission of empowering others to live a life that embraces a limitless legacy. After leaving her high-profile career in the music business to pursue her purpose of empowering others to live life in purpose, give birth to their dreams and define their legacy, Maria (who has been deemed by clients and peers as your personal “Goals Girlfriend”) has proven that she is the essence of living a purpose and legacy driven life in order to inspire others to follow suit. Featured in the ESSENCE magazine, Latina.com, Heartandsoul.com and recipient of several notable accolades, she is an influential leader whose faith, zealous drive, experience, framework, story and impact are key to the leadership development in women and girls around the world. Her contemporary style of transparency, authenticity, wit, humor and positivity are key to in her message of transformation. 

For booking Maria I. Melendez for speaking engagements, keynote speeches or empowerment workshops, please fill out our speaker request form here. 

PREVIOUS CLIENTS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS INCLUDE:
Hire Learners 
Cedarmoore GirlzTalk 
Camarena Adelente Foundation
Rise Up for Youth
Hofstra University
Fordham University
The Opportunity Network – Career and College Readiness Program
Kingsborough Community College
Stony Brook University
High School of Fashion Industries
Millennium High School
Smart Girls Group – Smart Girl Conference
Spire & Co.
Finding the Fabulous “The Revolution” Conference
Young Enterprising Sisters Conference
Activate Your Beauty Conference
Crotona International High School
Building Young Minds Inc.
Grace Institute

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