“The Mission of EMPOWER ME is to reset the trajectory of black achievement in South Western PA, through exposure to quality and progressive influence.”
Marlin D. Woods is Executive Chairman of BenefitsPLUS Consulting, a vendor management consulting firm specializing in pairing best fit health & welfare benefits vendors to corporate employers through a unique matching system. Mr. Woods is the author of the book “Courting the Employ(H)er: A Business-To-Business Romance”, which debuted as a #1 Best Seller in the Insurance class on Amazon. Mr. Woods has over 20 years of sales leadership experience and is a national public speaker on sales behavior and inspirational messaging. Mr. Woods occupies a seat on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association and is Chair of the Executive Leadership Committee. Mr. Woods is a member of the advisory board of the National Workplace Benefits Association, as well as Commissioner of the Allegheny Human Relations Commission protecting equal rights in housing and employment. He also serves on the board of Governors of the Rivers Club, a private athletic and executive club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Woods has a driving burden for community mentorship and is the Founder of the “Empower Me” Mentoring Seminar, a bi-annual seminar providing mentorship exposure to African Americans across the United States to increase quality opportunities in leadership and entrepreneurship. Mr. Woods is a devoted husband to his loving wife Jessica and an engaged father to his children.