Mother, Author, Force of Nature. When intimate partner violence threatened the life of her granddaughter, whose name is Promise, L.Y. Marlow walked away from a 20-year corporate career to create Saving Promise. Since then L.Y. has become a passionate and widely-respected speaker and advocate on a mission to get people to address intimate partner violence as the public health crisis that it is. As the CEO of Saving Promise, she believes fervently that it will take all of us working together to prevent intimate partner violence.