As founder of BOSSMAMA, Melissa has strong values of progressive leadership, social inclusion and a commitment to equity and diversity. Melissa has a unique ability to combine high-level insights about gender equity and women at work from academic research, her social networks and coaching/consulting services to engage with both local and global audiences. She recognises the need for male, female and non-binary champions at all levels to influence the conversation. Melissa’s advocacy includes speaking at various national and international conferences like TEDx and volunteering to speak on numerous panels for organisations like WITWA and the UWA Social Impact Festival. She mentors early career women as well as those returning from parental leave, and through her consultancy work she forges visionary new pathways and means for businesses to support gender equality at work and in society. Melissa is a bold, courageous and inspiring leader who takes real action to affect positive change.
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