WOMEN LEADING WOMEN: MAINTAINING BALANCE IN AN OVER-CONNECTED WORLD
These days, we are always on – anyone can get a hold of us at any time, on any device, right? Take time during this session to re-group and re-focus - at work, at home, and for you. Presented by a woman business owner (and mother of four), we’ll have a candid discussion on the pressures women may feel as they navigate their careers. Learn from the presenters (and others in the room) what works (and what doesn't). Let’s focus on building one another up as women professionals in business! This session is great for women who need to regroup in order to move on to the next big thing in their career. Some topics for discussion will include:
• Why it’s OK to say “no” and how to do it effectively
• Letting go of guilt (at work or otherwise)
• Balance and time management—tips and tricks
• 10 lessons learned for success (and more for moving up your chosen career ladder)
• The importance of supporting other women–we can all succeed!
ALLEE CREATIVE FOUNDER AND CEO
Melissa is a seasoned marketing professional with 15 years experience in marketing strategy and content management, branding and business development. She specializes in the areas of nonprofits and associations, B2B marketing and small business.
Her accolades include being listed as one of the “Top Young Entrepreneurs” by Minnesota Business Magazine, a “Top Content Marketer” by the Content Marketing Institute, and a “Mover & Shaker” by the Star Tribune.
Melissa is a four-time recipient of the Hermes Creative Award and a national speaker on content marketing, business strategy and entrepreneurship. In 2015 she was named one of 100 women to watch in the U.S. as part of The Inspirational Women Project, highlighted in a book of the same title. In 2017, she was selected to be part of the SBA’s Emerging Leaders program as well as selected as an inductee into the DeForest Area High School’s Alumni Hall of Fame for her outstanding achievements in her industry.
Melissa has served on many boards and committees including Minnesota Women in Marketing and Communications, and Neighborhood Connections. She lives in St. Michael, MN with her husband and four very active children.