About Us

Committed To Helping Our Clients Succeed

Welcome to Propel Enterprises

Recognized leaders in HR consulting, transformation, strategic, operational and people development; and on-demand supplemental HR professional services.

Our company is one of the world leading management consulting firms. We work with change-oriented executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions and deliver the sustainable success they desire to achieve.

Our Mission

To transform your human resources function into a strategic operation with complete overall business alignment, while enhancing the employee life cycle experience resulting in a diverse, equitable workforce with equality and inclusion, ultimately yielding a maximum return on your human capital investment.

We learn from the best

A quick talk with Marian Y. Woods – Propel Enterprises.

Our Core Values

Human Resource and Cultural Transformation

Diversity, Equity, Equality, and Inclusion

Leadership Development

Integrity & Commitment

Transform your human resources function into a strategic operation with complete overall business alignment, while enhancing the employee life cycle experience resulting in a diverse, equitable workforce with equality and inclusion, ultimately yielding a maxim return on your human capital investment.

Meet Our Founder

Marian Y. Woods, MBA

We bring each client a combination of deep industry knowledge and expert perspectives from other industries on the challenge at stake, to offer our clients fresh perspectives and breakthrough business insights.

Marian Y. Woods, MBA is an author, speaker, thought leader, producer, and global corporate executive with more than thirty years of business experience specializing in human resource management, leadership development and business transformation. She worked as a senior level human resources professional for such Fortune 500 companies as AT&T, Verizon, and The Hartford. For the past twelve years she has operated in the capacity of head of human resources. Most recently she served as the Commissioner of Human Resources for the City of Atlanta and a member of Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms’ Cabinet. Currently Marian is the CEO of Propel Enterprises LLC a human resource consulting firm comprised of transformation professionals who elevate people and integrate human capital, returning investments that Propel. In addition to her undergraduate work in Psychology, she holds a BS in Organizational Management and an MBA in Human Resource Management.

Marian is a Leadership Atlanta alum, member of The Class of 2017. She previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Fulton County Boys & Girls Clubs. She is the Immediate Past President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) – MECCA Chapter and currently serves as an elected member of the NCBW National Board of Directors. Marian is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Stone Mountain-Lithonia Alumnae Chapter. Marian was honored by the National Diversity Council as one of Georgia’s Most Powerful & Influential Women; and was recognized by RollingOut Magazine as one of the Female Success Factor Top 25 Women in Atlanta. Additionally, Marian was highlighted as one of the Forty Female Powerhouses featured in the twelfth edition of Who’s Who in Black Atlanta; and was honored as a recipient of the Trumpet Awards Foundation High Heels in High Places Award. Marian is an accomplished writer having appeared regularly as a featured columnist in the Atlanta Tribune Magazine, as well as being published in several other publications. Marian was named the INROADS Southeast Region Atlanta Market Business Advisor of the Year as she was the person who developed and directed the internship program for several of her former companies.

Marian Y. Woods, also known as Lady Propel, is the founder and CEO of My Girlfriends, Inc. (MGI) a Georgia non-profit organization that was established to provide personal and professional development for women who find themselves in a proverbial holding pattern, unable to incite advancement. Marian is the Executive Producer and host of the Propel Leadership Development Summit (Propel LDS) for Women and the Venus & Mars Summit (VMS) for Couples. Propel LDS is an annual leadership summit comprised of Master Classes for women in the areas of personal progression, relational reciprocation, professional prowess, and financial fitness. VMS is an event purposed to equip couples with the necessary tools to enable them to have healthy relationships that continue to evolve through growth and time.

Marian has two biological sons, a bonus son and daughter, a daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter. She resides in Conyers, GA with her husband Raymond Woods.