Melody Smith Johnson


Melody Smith Johnson is a Harlem, NY native who recently relocated to CNY. She is a wife, mother, grandmother and servant-leader who serves communities of color as a minister, advocate, mentor, life coach and motivational speaker. As Founder & CEO of “The Initiative” a non-profit organization, she empowers the dreams of young women of color through scholarships, mentorship and entrepreneurship. (  In addition to being a 20+ year HR professional, she is Owner/Lead Designer of Divine Coverings, Inc. an online retail business- where every product design seeks to help women experience bedazzling beauty every day and feel celebrated in their daily lives by “Adding Dazzle to the Details of Life”. Most recently, Melody joined the Auburn Public Theater’s Board of Directors and is equally excited to be the newest member of the Harriet Tubman Troupe. She dedicates this performance to every Black Girl who dares to live, tell and celebrate their story. #thefuturehasalwaysbeenfemale


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