Women Entrepreneurs and Executives @ HABNET (WEE @ HABNET) is the women-empowerment branch of HABNET Chamber of Commerce. WEE @ HABNET serves as a platform that harnesses the leadership skills of young women, and assist in preparing them as the next generation of entrepreneurs, industry leaders and civic leaders.


Closing the Wealth Gap: A Guide to Homeownership and Real Estate Investing

To those who know her, Marcia Melendez is synonymous with activism, especially her strong advocacy of local entrepreneurship and home ownership. Together with Angel, her partner, she established and managed a successful florist and landscape construction business in the New York area for more than 35 years. Today Marcia is able to focus on her life's mission  of transforming lives through property ownership. Marcia has an extensive knowledge of real estate ownership, development, and management, which she loves to share with others

As a successful entrepreneur and real estate business owner, she is a passionate believer in the power of real estate ownership in urban communities. Her main goal in life has always been to facilitate the growth of individual and family generational wealth through the acquisition of real estate. She believes that  property ownership is one of the easiest ways for  ordinary people like herself and her family, to achieve  wealth and lifelong financial stability. 

Whether  selling or buying, Marcia is able to offer professional communication and negotiation skills as a valuable coach through all types of real estate transactions.  She believes her passion and drive to make real estate transactions as easy and stress-free as possible for each of her clients is what sets her apart from the rest. Being a Brooklynite she is  extremely knowledgeable about the Brooklyn real estate market. Her company, Exp Realty is the leading national cloud-based real estate brokerage, enabling her to offer client services not just in NYS but also in one of their offices in the USA and many countries throughout the world.

Mindy Skelly has been servicing homeowners in the New York Metro area since 2014. She is a graduate of University of Pittsburgh where she received her BA in Urban Studies. Shortly after, she obtained a dual MA/MBA from Seton Hall University.

Mindy has successfully been able to leverage her management and consulting expertise to build a blossoming real estate career. She has a long record of successfully guiding buyers and sellers navigate through seamless real estate transactions. She is passionate about real estate and it shows with the dedication and commitment she gives to each client.

As an experienced professional who has helped many residents sell their homes, she knows how to handle every aspect of the sales process – from strategically marketing and showcasing your home to making sure everything's signed, sealed and delivered by the closing date.

Her goal is to provide comprehensive, high-quality service to every client.  This shows through her tireless work ethic and dedication to continually improve her skills and ways of doing business. In addition, she's found that the latest technologies and social media are enabling her to do everything she's always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped to extend the range of services she provides to her clients.

With fifteen plus years of retail credit experience, over 12 years of owning and running successful businesses, exceptional customer service as always kept Anna Belle Simms ahead of the game. With an agape love for people, a Jamaican smile, keeping her clients confident, up to date and holding their hands through the mortgage process is what she does best.