CEO & Founder, Wings Media
Melinda is a serial entrepreneur who has built 4 businesses to 6, 7 and 8 figures and is now building her 5th – the innovative podcast network and audience engagement platform Wings Media. An acknowledged visionary in tech, media, mobile platforms and social content, Melinda also hosts the fast growing “Wings Of…Inspired Business” podcast and helps business owners and entrepreneurs launch magnetic and profitable podcasts. Also a passionate advocate for women entrepreneurs and conscious capitalism, Melinda’s mission is to catalyze an ecosystem where women #liftasweclimb by mentoring each other, buying from each other and investing in each other. She hosts the transformational luxury retreats “Wings of The Empowered Women” as well as the online mastermind and coaching platform Wings of Success. Formerly an award-winning journalist and TV anchor for the BBC, ABC News, CNBC/Financial Times Television and MSNBC, Melinda created and grew a BBC show to a 20 million audience and also innovated one of the first crowd-sourcing mobile apps, growing unique users to 3 million in 8 months. Steve Jobs told her she “asked the best questions” when she interviewed him as a 24-year-old correspondent of the Times of London. She was also the CEO and Founder of Verifeed, the social intelligence platform assuring a Return on Authenticity™ from social media engagement. A practitioner of meditation, yoga, visualization, gratitude and intention-setting, Melinda is passionate about encouraging conscious leadership and evolved entrepreneurship using business as a canvas to solve global challenges. Her travels have taken her to many exotic places including Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island and the Amazon Rainforest. She’s a loving mom to two teenagers and a golden retriever. She has spoken at SXSW, Google, Fidelity Investments, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Georgetown University, Columbia University, Underground Online Seminar, Pinnacle Global Network and many more.