L.Y. Marlow is an award-winning author and sought-after empowerment speaker whose journey took her from a legacy of domestic violence to the opulence of corporate America; and now to a life devoted to community service. Her inspiring story is a testament to transforming one's story into their life's purpose.
"After growing up in one of the most drug and crime infested projects in Philadelphia, a product of teen pregnancy, and escaping an unspeakable abusive relationship, I put myself through 14 years of night school (sometimes with baby in tow) to earn multiple degrees including an MBA which landed me leadership positions with major corporations, to later writing my first book that transformed into my life's purpose," says L.Y.
Saving Promise --a movement born from one woman's hope to stop the cycle of violence in her own family--is inspired by L.Y.'s story of four generations of mothers and daughters in her family who survived more than sixty years of domestic violence. When L.Y. discovered that her twenty-two-year-old daughter was trapped in an abusive relationship that also threatened her granddaughter, a little girl named Promise, now the fifth generation, she founded Saving Promise with the intention of saving Promise, which has blossomed into a vision for the nation.
L.Y.'s story would be notable enough given her tenacity to shatter the status quo, but it would be her courageous decision to step down from a highly coveted and stellar 20+ year career in corporate America to pursue her passion and write her award-winning Color Me Butterfly--the compelling and heart wrenching story behind Saving Promise .
"I want people from all walks of life to know that no matter where you are, no matter how difficult or discouraging, you can always rise above life's challenges to live a purposeful life."
An inspiring story of tragedy to triumph, brought L.Y. to develop the "P3 Theory"--a model that demonstrates how to discover your life's passion, purpose and power. Her lectures combine practicality and positive energy to captivate the audience and take them on a truly uplifting journey.
L.Y.'s authentic voice as a survivor, mother and friend--an ordinary woman with an extraordinary story--has made her a sought-after speaker for multiple public and private groups, organizations and conferences. Widely recognized as a distinguished domestic violence expert, social entrepreneur and empowerment advocate, L.Y. is the embodiment of her moving story and timely message to Live. Thrive. Be Free.