Jessie Lee Ward, an ambassador and corporate executive for Prüvit, passed away September 16, 2023 after a brief and valiant fight against colon cancer.
Ward was born in Middletown, Maryland on October 12, 1987. She attended Hunter College in New York City and studied marketing and communication before joining direct selling in 2015.
After joining Prüvit, Ward rose rapidly through the company’s ranks, becoming their top earner and recruiter, building a worldwide network marketing team of a cumulative 1.6 million customers and 21,000 promoters spanning 41 countries.
Additionally, Ward was a successful entrepreneur, author and public speaker with a thriving business as a coach and mentor to aspiring network marketers and social media influencers. She authored books including The MLM Queen and Boss Up and was a sought-after speaker appearing at numerous conferences, such as Network Marketing Pro and TEDx.
She was a well-known and extremely popular presence on social media platforms with over a million subscribers across all social media platforms. She also hosted The People’s Mentor, a popular podcastwith over 10 million downloadswhere she discussed business, leadership, mindset and motivation-related topics.
Prüvit released a statement mourning her passing, “We will always remember Jessie Lee as our shooting star. Temporary brilliance that lived life to its fullest. Jessie Lee dreamed big, loved big and always made it happen in a big way. Her life was cut short but the years we’ve known her, she lived the quality of life equal to several lifetimes. Many knew her but those lucky enough to be loved by her will move forward accepting nothing less. Live as a reflection of her legacy.”
Brian Underwood, Founder and CEO of Prüvit, said, “Through her journey, she transformed into her very best self. And even though she’s gone, she continues to inspire us, serving as a reminder that we are capable of greatness.”
Blake Mallen, President of Prüvit, shared, “Jessie Lee was more than a role model. She was a hero, an icon, a legend to so many. To me, she was a shining example of someone who discovered her purpose and lived it to the fullest every day.”
Ed Mylett, bestselling author and host of the “Ed Mylett Podcast,” was a mentor and coach to Ward. He shared, “She would call me ‘Dad’, and I was honored every time she did. I will never forget the impact she had on my life and the lives of so many others.”
Al Bala, CEO of Mannatech also expressed his thoughts on her loss, “Jessie Lee was a legend in the network marketing arena, a force to be reckoned with. Her uniqueness, drive and sheer power were unparalleled.”
Sarah Shadonix, Founder and CEO of Scout & Cellar shared, “I did not have the privilege of knowing Jessie Lee personally, but I have experienced first-hand the impact of her work in the world beyond Prüvit. Jessie served as a mentor, leader and inspiration to so many consultants in our field, and I am grateful for the countless ways she shared her wisdom and grit to inspire and elevate others.”