Melissa Lewis, Executive Presence Mentor and founder of Activator SHEeo and The Ascension Group, is a powerhouse in helping women commercialise themselves in male dominated environments, breaking through the glass ceiling and being recognised as prospects for promotion. How are you perceived versus your intention? Often there’s a disconnect and Melissa has recognised over the course of her career within global commercial real estate and then as founder of her businesses, that there are so many amazing, intelligent, talented women who are being overlooked for promotions because they are misunderstood and undervalued.
Melissa saw a gap in the market here about helping women to finesse their image, external presence, personal brand and identifying each woman’s unique values on an individual basis. She talks about the ‘Presence Quotient’; you need to have presence to have influence, and Melissa helps women realise their self worth, how great they are and the strategies they need to employ to advance ahead.
Always entrepreneurial and commercial, Melissa started her journey at the ripe old age of 11 ½ years old (listen to the story – it’s a good one)! She finds that to be successful in business, you need to love what you do, have lots of get-up-and-go, practise balance and walk your own talk.
Another great She’s the BOSS Chats episode with Jules Brooke and Melissa Lewis. Subscribe at: https://www.shestheboss.com.au/chats