Karine Melissa Enterprises, Inc. | Karine Melissa LLC
Love of Urban Design (L.O.U.D.) formerly known as Fashion Designers Expo (established in 2007)
I Heart Fashion I Heart Kids | I Heart Kids Magazine
We Think Loud
Boss Babes of Miami
I Am Unstoppable: 7 Stages of Embracing the Unstoppable You; For Women Passionately Chasing Their Dreams
D.I.V.A.S. Determined Intellectual Virtuous Accomplished Sisters – Life Skills for Teen Girls
Be A Boss Planner – A Womenpreneur’s Personal Organizer
Life After High School – 42 Basic Tips for Girls Graduating High School
7 Tips for Leading a Worship Team
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
NAACP & Beyonce’s BeyGood Foundation – Business Grant Recipient
Legacy Magazine – South Florida’s Top 50 Black Business Leaders and Influencers of 2019
Brickell Key Magazine – “Top 20 under 40” Professionals by Brickell Key Magazine
City of Miami – Recognized three times by the City of Miami for philanthropic efforts
World Fashion Organization – Awarded the prestigious title of President for U.S.A World Global Creative Leader for Fashion
Karine Melissa began her entrepreneurship journey at the age of eighteen when she began working in her community as a Fashion Show Coordinator. Her roles quickly expanded to Modeling Consultant, Fashion Designer, and Lead Instructor at a popular modeling institution. While working in the community, she developed a passion for philanthropy and positioned herself as a Youth Mentor to inner-city teens at her church and local non-profit organizations. In her first Executive Director role at a local non-profit, she served thousands of youth and families by creating and organizing summer camp programs, mentorship programs, after-school programs, family meal services, financial literacy seminars, and leadership trainings. After years of experience collaborating with organizations, Karine Melissa tackled entrepreneurship head-on.
Karine Melissa created Fashion Designers Expo (FDE), a platform that would incubate the dreams and aspirations of emerging fashion industry icons. FDE has been featured in ELLE Spain and has opened doors for Karine Melissa including her current position in the World Fashion Organization® as the President for U.S.A World Fashion Brands & Merchandising Group, Inc. and on the World Fashion Week International Committee.
Karine Melissa has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Organizational Leadership at Trinity International University, a Fashion Merchandising Diploma at Ashworth University, a Master of Business Management at University of Phoenix, a Biblical Counseling Diploma at Light University, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Phoenix in her third-year residency as she pursues a Doctorate in Organizational Management (DM).
For over twenty-five years, Karine Melissa has poured her heart into women and youth through ministries and programs that serve her community. This includes youth mentorship, church leadership, leadership trainings, summer camp development, after-school program development, peer mentorship, mastermind meetings, and social entrepreneurship. Karine Melissa knowledgeably fuels her passion, even more, to press towards the mark for the prize of the high calling.