“The story of L.Y. Marlow is one of heartbreak and hope.”
Saving Promise is a national non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to domestic violence prevention and awareness. It was founded when L.Y. Marlow discovered her twenty-two year old daughter was trapped in an abusive relationship that also threatened her granddaughter, a little girl named Promise. Her story is about five generations of mothers and daughters who survived more than sixty years of domestic violence. She founded Saving Promise with the intention of doing just that — saving Promise, which blossomed into a vision for the nation.
Keynotes & Workshops
L.Y. has combined her 20+ years corporate expertise and passion for community service into a rewarding career as a social entrepreneur and the visionary behind Saving Promise —a national domestic violence prevention organization inspired by five generations of mothers and daughters in her family that survived more than sixty years of domestic violence, including her granddaughter, a little girl named Promise.
L.Y. is an award-winning author and recipient of numerous Leadership, Achievement, Advocacy and Literary Awards. In her new book, Don’t Look at the Monster, she shares the heartfelt and compelling story of tragedy to triumph—the journey of building Saving Promise.
Regularly featured on national TV, radio, blogs, and print, L.Y. is a dedicated and sought after empowerment speaker and spokeswoman for domestic violence awareness and prevention invited to speak for multiple public and private organizations, including the United Nations, the International Peace Conference and many more.
L.Y’s Most Requested Speaking Topics
The Saving Promise Story
In her compelling, deeply moving and inspiring style, L.Y. speaks candidly about her personal experiences and the impact domestic violence has had on her family for five generations. The audience can’t help but become vested in the emotional whirlwind of her story as they are implored to take a realistic account of the seriousness of domestic violence. People walk away feeling inspired by L.Y.’s strength, courage and hope.
Don’t Look at the Monster
For the first time ever, L.Y. shares the story of walking away from a 20+ year prosperous corporate career to found Saving Promise—one of the first domestic violence branded organizations that is inspired by her family and granddaughter’s story—a little girl named Promise who also became the inspiration for Don’t Look at the Monster. A true testament of tragedy to triumph.