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Kathy Hood is the founder and CEO of Marvelous Light Empowerment Association (MLEA), a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the lives of families and individuals by providing the tools and resources necessary to grow and develop physically, mentally, spiritually and financially through a myriad of services, forums, training and workshops. Kathy’s hard work, expertise and experience has propelled MLEA to become one of an elite few non-profit organizations responsible for the recent expansion of South Fulton’s economic footprint. 

Under the umbrella of MLEA, Kathy has established a number of outstanding programs; among them is Woman University


Woman University was created to provide services, educational opportunities and resources to equip women to become community leaders and business owners through a creative, supportive global network. Kathy has partnered with a number of companies and organizations like the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta Technical College, the Collaborative Firm, BB&T Bank, Regions Bank and most recently, PowerMyLearning and Google, to assist in the provision of services and resources needed to accomplish the program’s mission. Since its inception, Woman University has produced several new female business owners throughout the Atlanta metro area.

She is devoted and committed to empowering and developing women, business owners and leaders in her community and throughout the country.