Dr. Alourdes Pierre, C. Ed., President/Founder of Y.O.V.E. has a passion to empower and inspire others to excel and succeed. Her personal story as a young Haitian immigrant exemplifies the many challenges, she faced from rock bottom, overcame hardships, but her determination and courage to succeed while going thru the process of survival propelled her to triumph.
She was incredibly unwavering despites of the struggles, with hard work, she climbed the ladder and pressed her way forward from a Clerk Typist while working for the government to a successful career with a Leadership Role in Human Resources Management. She has exemplary public service records dated back many decades.
Dr. Alourdes has extraordinarily high energy with an inspirational speaking style. She is very enthusiastic about motivating her audience to take the dare. She inspires them to conquer beyond their wildest dreams by providing insight to Take Off and to spread their wings with what they got from the experience of a successful Woman Leader who started from rags to a Woman CEO. She overcame obstacles and beat the odds along the way. She has been using her stories which illustrates her journey in America as a young Haitian Immigrant to inspire others.
Today, Dr. Alourdes is a graduate of Saint-Thomas University in South Florida, a very prolific speaker and Author, The Life Inspirational Certified Speaking Coach and Trainer with the John Maxwell Organization and Certified Master Storyteller with Andy Henriquez MSA Academy. Dr. Alourdes was awarded the Honorary Doctoral for impacting the lives of at risks teenage girls and underprivileged women in the community for many years.
In her book, she encourages her readers to be courageous and to move forward with boldness with whatever God has placed in their hands. She urges them to fulfill their true life’s calling and the fulfillment that it brings when they are doing exactly what they are placed on this earth to do. She persuades her readers to fly high. After achieving great success in her career, she returned to the community and began to empower underprivileged women and provided mentorship for at-risks teenage girls to succeed one at a time.
Dr. Alourdes Pierre is also recognized for her role as the Founder/CEO of the Ladies of Valor Empowerment (L.O.V.E.), she has been referred to as Lady Love. She began to empower underprivileged women to “Take Off With What They Got” starting from her living room. She received numerous proclamations and awards for her commitment to making a difference in the lives of women and at risks teenage girls with the Circle of Love Empowers Women and Girls, Inc., a 501, c 3, non-profit organization, which DBA as Ladies of Valor Empowerment (L.O.V.E.) and Youth of Valor Empowerment (Y.O.V.E.).
Dr. Alourdes is a woman of faith, the mother of a beautiful young achieving daughter, and an outstanding Woman Leader. She simply states, “It is my duty to pay-it-forward” by empowering women and mentoring at risks teenage girls one at a time”. She believes to whom much is given much is required.
The Y.O.V.E. team is dedicated to creating an opportunity for a better world for the underprivileged.
Dr. ALourdes Pierre, C.Ed
Retired Human Resources Manager, Public Safety
Ms. Rebecca L. King, Chemist
Social Media Influencer
L.O.V.E. Vice-Board Chair
Ms Enette Henderson
State Farm Administrator
L.O.V.E. Board Chair
Ms. Suzie Dantinor
Masters Degree In Accounting
L.O.V.E. Board Treasurer
Mr. Ernest Duford
L.O.V.E. Board Assistant Treasurer
Ms. Sara Isma
L.O.V.E. Board Secretary
Honorary Advisory Board
Eva M. Francis
HC, MSN, CCRN, NEA-BC
President, Brilliant Healthcare Consulting Group
Ms. Wanda Smith
Vice-Provost, Miami-Dade College,
L.O.V.E./Y.O.V. E. Advisory Member
Retired as a highly decorated Lieutenant Colonel in the Airforce
Dr. Marie O. Etienne
DNP, ARNP, PLNC
Miami Dade College
Lady Guerna Blot
ARNP, Former First President of H.A.N.A,
L.O.V.E. Advisory Member,
Director of Nursing, Mount Sinai Hospital