We all face tough decisions and often we struggle to make those choices because we aren’t sure how to think it through. We’ve found that it can be helpful to think about legacy. What do you want your legacy to be? Better understanding our end goal can often help us determine what to do today.

Elnita Howard | Owner -Of Elite Community Tax

I would like people to remember me as a Feminist Female Entrepreneur, and an all around good person. Read more>>

Jasmine Wallace | Worship Arts Dance Instructor & Elementary Teacher

Growing up I use to always get asked, “What do you want people to remember about you”? It took me a while to figure it out because initially my only response would be, “I just want people to remember me as the woman who did great things in life”. I had no clue what exactly I wanted to leave behind nor how I wanted to impact those who were around me. However, when I started thinking about the word legacy and how powerful that word really means I started to think a little deeper on what exactly I wanted my legacy to be like. Read more>>

Maria Alonso | Makeup Artist & Blogger

I want my legacy to represent all Women. Showing all dreams can come true! Anything is possible! We have the power to make anything happen. Always with kindness,respect and having powerful words to share with others. I want people to remember me as the Latina Mom who not just work as a Makeup Artist, Blogger but the one who sent a powerful message.Anything is posible!You dream hard but work harder! Always with a positive attitude and kindness along the way. Read more>>

Mari Shadle | Integrative Nutrition Health Coach & Agricultural Enginner

I would like to leave a seed in people. I would like to leave this world a better place than when I found it. I would like people remember me like a person who motivated them to keep going, who helped them with a word, a positive message or simply a hug. Read more>>

Yessi Hernández | Actress | Writer | Entrepreneur

I want to be remembered for my work and for using my voice to make a difference in the world. I want to be known as a person that loved what she did and opened doors for new generations in the performing arts within my community. I hope to inspire others to believe in themselves and not letting your background, your accent, the color of your skin, your religion or sexuality define what you are or what you do, but your talent, your wit and your heart. Read more>>

Kaela Vangilder | Art/Glamour Model

My legacy would be to see a new future of woman loving themselves. What I want, and what I hope people remember about me was I kind, caring, loving, supportive, enlivening and empowering? I certainly hope so, because these are traits I highly value in others, and truly wish to emulate. Read more>>

Ian L. Haddock | Executive Director and Principal Consultant at The Normal Anomaly Initiative

The desire to intentionally create a legacy is one of the most important things one can do in this world. It is reminiscent of one of my favorite quotes from Maya Angelou, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” In this, I could go on several tangents of what I plan to do and the trajectory of success I aspire to accomplish, but it is what I will do to change the feelings of people that will be the most important gift or curse when I am no longer here. Read more>>

Beth Brown | Professional Photographer

As the founder & CEO of the small business directory The Big Black Book NYC I want to leave a legacy of social entrepreneurship. My goal is for the directory to change the traditional perceptions & stereotypes of how black & brown people are portrayed in the mainstream media & to tell a different narrative of power & unity. I hope to be remembered as a connector. A woman who connected entrepreneurs with one another as well as with customers so that families & communities experience social, economic & political power. Read more>>

DaKenya Douglas | Chief Strategist Officer & Consultant

Legacy is a heavy word with significant implications. I take my legacy very seriously. It’s more than what people will remember me by; It’s the way I influence others. My legacy to others is the life I have lived, Including bad decisions, good decisions, and how I treated others. What I want people to say about me, “she always gave me her all. Whether I asked for help or not if there was something she could do for me she did it with no expectation of reciprocity.” I want people to make better decisions, live fuller lives, and be a positive influence to those in their circle because they’ve experienced my legacy. Read more>>

Deyanira Galvan | Custom Jewelry Designer & Business Owner

Accesorios Ixchel’s legacy is to be known as a customer-focused, high-quality, customized jewelry business that pays homage to Latin culture. Each item is crafted with care, love, and positive energy. As the owner of Accesorios Ixchel I want my customers to know that I work hard to make their vision come true. I want to be remembered as a hard-worker, a go-getter. I started this business with literally $20 , and taught myself how to make jewelry. Nothing is impossible if you have the courage to take risks and learn along the way. Read more>>

JP Lane | Inspirational Speaker & Pop Artist

I want my legacy to be that if they give it to God, they can overcome anything. I want people to see how I couldn’t rely on my own strength to survive this world, God got me through. I want people to remember how I turned tragedy into triumph, so can they. I did my best to help people build a mindset that their circumstance isn’t going to stop them from achieving their dreams. I don’t have my legs BUT I’m still Standing – JP Lane. Read more>>

Erin Francis | Resume and Business Writing Services Professional

I want the world to remember that I was here – that my life made a difference in whatever small way that may seem on a larger scale. When I die, I want people to remember that I LIVED on my own terms. That I unapologetically, loved hard, cried, laughed, danced, took risks, humbly received rewards for my successes, practiced forgiveness, made mistakes and challenged myself in uncomfortable situations. We all want to be known as someone who truly made a difference, to leave an imprint on this world, and to leave behind something that can make the future a little brighter. Read more>>

Sherrika Hunt | Author

I want my legacy to be someone who made a difference In the world a person that captured the essence of a Black woman entrepreneur who wrote about life lessons values and accomplishments and hopes to empower change and impact others to go be great. Read more>>

Timmorie Scott | T-Real4Real-Music Mogul

I want my legacy to be my admiration for music, fashion, and my work ethics. I also want the world to remember my name in their hearts and mind well after I am gone. I want them to remember how I started from the bottom with my music and the hard work and dedication I put into making a new wave of music. I want the new generation to see the ambition I have always had to always deliver the best music and be the best fashion icon, I also want them to remember it didn’t take wealth to reach my dreams, with hard work and no financial support I was able to create my greatest music. So dream big, work hard and make it happen. Read more>>

Marcela De la Paz | Actress & Ceo of Miss Sabor Latina

I want people to think of me and think happiness. I want them to know that everything is possible when you do it with dedication and a smile. I’ve learn over the years to keep my peace no matter what’s going on around me, even during hard times I am smiling. I remain calm because I know that everything is going to be okay. Things that are meant to happen, happen. Happiness is a decision we should all make daily. Read more>>

Arlene Harris | Owner, Senior Consultant

I want my legacy to be one of service and positive impact. I’d like to be remembered for the personal attention and care each of my clients received. We all go through obstacles in live and I feel like the people you remember are the ones that were kind and took the time to really listen. Read more>>