Entrepreneur / Speaker / Mentor
Mentorship is her passion and entrepreneurship experience is her platform. Rachael has owned construction companies, retail businesses, consulting companies and a beauty salon. She spent years commuting from Oklahoma to New York City working in the high tech, fast-moving world of digital media and advertising, and she takes her greatest pride in the accomplishments of those she mentors.
While at BBN networks, she built deep relationships with prominent and influential digital media executives in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles, with spending power in the billions of dollars. She became a trusted business to business advertising advisor to brands like Chrysler, ad agencies like Carat and GroupM, and b2b trade publications like Penton Business Media.
Rachael served as one of 12 women selected by the Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative Fellowship program in 2014-15, to mentor a professional woman from Tunisia for one year.
She holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and has always focused on helping other succeed. Recently volunteered, or served on the boards of, Habitat for Humanity, Kiwanis International, United Way, LifeChurch.tv, and Shawnee Community Foundation.
Her writing has been published on chic-ceo.com and refwriter.com and she is the author of www.SuccessWithoutApology.com, which is the precursor to her upcoming book, The Ten Commandments of #SuccessWithoutApology. You can find more about Rachael Melot and her speaking schedule here.