Creating gender balance isn’t rocket science. It just takes a willingness to dive in with some step-by-step actions to enact change. 



Have an audience that needs to hear about the power of gender-balanced leadership?
I'm available for speaking engagements around the following topics: 


The why of gender-balanced leadership:

  • the brain science behind men and women
  • the business case 

The how that will propel you forward:

  • where the conversation needs to start 
  • 10 proven steps to gender-balanced leadership

My Bio

Melissa Greenwell, former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at national specialty athletic retailer, The Finish Line, Inc., is a speaker, author, and executive leadership consultant and coach for companies and leaders nationwide. She recently published her first book, Money on the Table: How to Increase Profits Through Gender-Balanced LeadershipMelissa has applied her expertise in the design and development of organizations to help create high performance companies. Her career includes senior leadership positions with The Finish Line, JP Morgan Chase, Sallie Mae, Brightpoint North America, Alcoa, and Made2Manage Systems. 

Melissa is also a certified executive coach who helps men and women leverage natural strengths to help them succeed as senior leaders. She was a recipient of the Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2013 Women of Influence Award and recognized as the 2012 Human Resources Professional of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Melissa has served on various community not-for-profit boards including President of The Finish Line Youth Foundation, as a director and past Chair of Special Olympics Indiana, director of the Indianapolis 500 Festival, and as a national board member for Pass The Torch Foundation.

“Melissa stole the show! Her message, supported by research and brain science, is powerful and timely. You’ll laugh, learn, and be compelled to take action.”
— Larry Grischow—SVP, Supply Chain & Procurement, Abercrombie & Fitch

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I'm available for speaking, executive coaching, and consulting.