Speaking Engagements 


LMHQ Women's Breakfast

How are women's professional networks playing a part in workforce, and workplace, development?

Panel with: Audrey Gelman, The Wing; Anthonia Akitunde, Mater Mea

Moderated by Tracy Candido, LMHQ programming director and founder of Lady Boss


Girlboss Foundation Award

"How inclusivity and community can be simple, yet radical tools."

Award presented by Sophia Amoruso at the Girlboss Rally 2017 in Manhattan


Access to Anyone Podcast

"In today’s episode, Melissa reveals how she transformed her passion for connection and community building into a burgeoning business."

Interviewed by "Access to Anyone" podcast creators Michael Roderick and Michael Schein


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Radical Futures Free School

Panel talk at MayDay Space for their "Free School" - a platform for workshops and dialogues in an all-day event that will focus on sharing skills, models, experiences, and visions to begin building our own futures now.

New Women Space speaking on: Radical Community Spaces: A Missing Piece in Our Movement Eco-system


LMHQ + Civic Hall's Women's Unconference

Community building exercise for Women's Unconference where I led attendees through an identity mapping exercise


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Women in Strategy Conference

The Women in Strategy Summit set to inspire, ignite and connect women in their professional pursuits, empowering them to realize their potential and excel as leaders.

NWS was invited to host a fireside chat where my co-founder Sandy and I interviewed one another on co-creation and community building


ChicaPReneurs: The Power of Female Networks

ChicaPReneurs panel series brings together creative entrepreneurs and cultural innovators for intimate conversation and knowledge exchange, to foster honest discussion and real relationship building.

Presented at WeWork, I spoke with Dee Poku from The Other Festival about the growing movement of women continuing to rise, organize and take action.


Creative Mornings Pitch

Pitched New Women Space to an audience of 150+ Creative Mornings Community Members.