Embrace Her Legacy empowers women and girls become legendary in their lives, legacy, purpose, vision and spirit. Our mission is to inspire women and girls to lead purpose-driven lives, give birth to their dreams and embrace living a limitless legacy. Our services include but are not limited to: co-curricular programs, personal development resources, empowerment programs and workshops key note motivational speaking and exclusive strategy sessions. All of our endeavors encompass our vision and framework of empowering women and girls to boldly pursue their purpose, honor their call and confidently live in the legacy they want to leave. Our goal is to teach self-empowerment and serve your community’s needs.

Embrace Her Legacy offers speaker/keynote opportunities, empowerment programs and workshops, targeted discussions, learning series and book discussions. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • —The Age of the Selfie: Real Talk About Beauty 7 Confidence
  • The Art of Goal-Getting to Achieve Your Vision
  • —Developing a Winning Circle of Influence
  • —How to Face Your Fear & Defeat Your Giants
  • —Embracing the Power of Your Story
  • —7 Deadly Limits of Embracing Your Success
  • —Am I Worth It? A Masterclass on Confidence, Worth & Discovering Who You Are
  • —Turning Your Mess Into a Message
  • —The Power of Positive Thinking
  • Vision Board Workshops
  • —Living a Purpose-Driven Life
  • —UnMasking Your Truth
  • —Understanding Personal Mission
  • —Visionaries Sessions (Book Discussion)
  • —Women Who Are Made to Succeed: Women Empowerment Panel Discussions

Our empowerment programs and services include:

The Made to Succeed Academy

Offered under the Embrace Her Legacy framework, The Made to Succeed Academy is a curriculum based program offered to high-schools, collegiate institutions and organizations focused on the empowerment of young women. The curriculum is a learning series focused on the overall well-being, empowerment, personal development and professional success of young women and can be offered as a multi-level course with targeted discussion workshops, education series, book discussions or keynote motivational speeches.

Our goal is to empower our young women to become whole young women with a positive self-worth and self-image while also creating a framework for young women to lead purpose-driven lives and live in their legacy.

The overall style of the course is empowering, impactful and engaging. Maria eloquently uses her unique style of transparency, wit, expertise and warm-spirit while providing a framework and takeaway which students can effectively apply to their overall personal development, self-esteem and professional success to successfully lead purpose-driven lives. If your organization is interested in implementing the program, please email us at info@embraceherlegacy.com. This option is only offered to schools, colleges and organizations.

The Made to Succeed Academy – Summer Institute

Welcome the Made to Succeed Academy for the summer! Our program is a unique learning series with targeted discussions, empowerment workshops and tailored development exercises in subject matters that vary from beauty and confidence to key principles of success to effective relationship building to goal-setting strategies to living a limitless legacy. Led by our founder and Chief Executive Officer, Maria I. Melendez, our program has already been proven to be a success as you can read the testimonials below.

Now, we are EXCITED to announce that we are launching our Made to Succeed Academy – Summer Institute in July of 2015 for young women ages 14-19 in the New York City/Tri-State area. Along with the curriculum-based program focused on the empowerment, wellness, personal and professional development of our girls, we are now creating an environment where our girls will also cultivate powerful relationships with influential women. Embrace Her Legacy will invite several esteemed professional women to participate as workshop leaders and panel discussions to not only extend their valuable knowledge and experience but to also develop potential mentorship relationships with the young women in the program.

This option is for any and all high school girls in the NYC area who are interested in signing up for the program. 


Goal-Setting Strategy Sessions 


Everyone’s goals are different so the key here is for participants to learn how to effectively define and accomplish their success-driven goals. Our founder will coach, educate and motivate you to get there. She will help you create specific action steps to help you achieve your goals. She will show you how to realize your dreams by becoming resourceful and how to use strategic skills like her cause and effect strategy.


If you are interested in the effective goal setting sessions then please fill out the form here. Sessions are $50 for (45) minutes with a complimentary (15) minutes for the first call. If you need a little help getting your goals in order, clarity in goal-setting and defining your goals,  or you want to follow a framework to help achieve your goals then this is for you. She will show how to effectively set, define and achieve your success-driven goals.


The Share Your Legacy Mentorship Program 

Embrace Her Legacy has proposed partnering with local (New York City tri-state area) schools and  for the following program to give students the opportunity connect and build relationships with leading, professional women who are setting strides in their career and communities. Students involved will gain invaluable insight and wisdom for both professional and personal development.

We will create and facilitate a workshop focused on the importance of establishing a mentor while providing a framework of effective mentor and mentee relationship in which students will learn an in-depth approach to career & leadership development, personal wellness and the importance of cultivating professional relationships. Embrace Her Legacy will invite esteemed, hand-selected professional women to participate in the program in which students can connect with professionals to establish a mentor-mentee relationship.

Program Layout

  • A multiple course program (minimum 2 – maximum 5) program that breaks down the definition, importance and protocol of mentor-mentee relationships and cultivating professional relationships. Also, the program will include a “mentor mixer” where potential mentors will connect with the students and participate in a targeted discussion.
  • Discussion topics include but are not limited to: career, finance, self-confidence, self-image and personal beauty, beauty and the media, manifesting dreams, personal brands, living a purpose-driven life, vision board workshops, living a limitless legacy, women empowerment, personal development, and entrepreneurship.
  • Each session will conclude with empowering, purpose-driven action-steps for students to actively engage in their overall personal development throughout the course and will include an hour long targeted discussion and/or workshop with additional time for an interactive Q&A.
  • The program has to be multiple sessions for mentors and students to meet for a selected number of sessions and each session we will focus on discussing or building upon a different topics as indicated above.
  • Topic discussions are contingent upon client’s needs – please note that topics can be tailored.
  • The goal is to cultivate meaningful, lasting and empowering professional relationships between mentors and mentees.

Made to Succeed Saturday’s

Our Made to Succeed Academy will now be offered as a Fall and Spring semester option where all interested young women, ages 14-19 in the New York City area, can apply to be a part of the program in New York City for several Saturday dates for each semester.

Please note that this is an overall of our programs offered, you can reach out to us at info@embraceherlegacy.com for further inquiry or tailored requests.

If you are interested in partnering with Embrace Her Legacy, hiring us, or you are interested in hiring our founder, Maria I. Melendez for speaking engagements, please email us with “Hire Us” in the subject line at info@embraceherlegacy.com or use the Contact Us form below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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