The 100 Women to KNOW Across America Award, presented by JPMorgan Chase is a recognition that showcases the most influential, achieved, and honorable women in our society. Following a nomination and interview process, these women entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and philanthropists have not only grown their dreams, but have created boundless opportunities for the next generation of female leaders. These women exemplify what it means to be high-achieving and ambitious on the next level and continue to pour into their communities as they do so.

Dr. MelindaJoy Mingo | Significant Life Change


Dr. MelindaJoy Mingo is the founder of Significant Life Change, LLC, recognized both nationally and internationally for its impact on creating sustainable work and re-entry programs for individuals re-entering society from homelessness, prisons, etc. Having been homeless herself, her mission is to help restore the value of all people regardless of their circumstances. She is an international lecturer in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and travels extensively around the world as an inspirational speaker. She is a joyful life coach, national author ‘The Colors of Culture – The Beauty of Diverse Friendships’, and has a TEDx Talk titled ‘Shame Off You – Courageously Live Your Authentic Life’.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Do something that makes no sense to anyone else, but it burns in your heart and the flames won’t die – so do it!

What is your favorite quote?

“We urgently need to bring to our communities the limitless capacity to love, serve, and create for and with each other.”

Click HERE to view the complete list of 100 Women to KNOW in America presented by JP Morgan Chase.