I'm a mission-driven 5-time serial entrepreneur who has built my media-tech businesses to 7- and 8-figure success. I'm the CEO + Founder of Podopolo, the new podcasting app that makes listening socially-interactive, connects people around meaningful social impact, and makes podcasting profitable for content creators and advertisers. If you have a podcast, you're one of the 4 million on our app, where listeners build personalized listening libraries around their interests and friends and contribute to their favorite shows.
From the first $100 I earned getting pre-payment for my "show" at age 6, I've been acknowledged as a visionary in tech, AI, media, mobile platforms, and social content.
I also host the fast growing "Wings of Inspired Business" podcast named by Entrepreneur Magazine as #8 of 20 of the top business podcasts for 2020. The Wings mission is to #LiftAsWeClimb, helping female founders leverage their feminine power and collaborate to change the game of business and succeed without tradeoff, guilt or apology. I also host the transformational mastermind and luxury Wings retreat for women with 7-, 8- and 9-figure businesses.
Formerly an award-winning journalist, executive producer, 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. Her previous companies include: Capitol News Connection, a political news agency serving 300+ TV and radio stations nationwide; NewsiT, an award-winning mobile app for crowd-sourced content, and Verifeed, the social intelligence platform assuring a Return on Authenticity™ from social media engagement.
A spiritual 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 Voice Global 2020, Podfest Global, SXSW, Google, Fidelity Investments, Maverick 1000, Unicorn, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Voice 2018, Georgetown University, Relentless MV, Columbia University, Underground Online Seminar, Pinnacle Global Network and many more.