Passionate leader. Confidence builder. Role model. A champion for the advancement of women, Melanie is a motivational speaker and author, social media and personal branding guru, sought-after mentor, business consultant, and stationery maven turned inspirational products designer. In 2017, she expanded her ability to effect positive change by founding Spread Your Sunshine, which empowers females to break the glass ceiling and achieve their dreams. Known for her boundless energy, uplifting spirit, bright colors and love of sunshine, her meaningful work was celebrated through her receipt of the TBBJ BusinessWoman of the Year Angie’s Award and FSU Notable Nole Award (2016); GSWCF Woman of Promise Award, FSU Inspire Award, and FSU College of Business Recent Alumni Achievement Award (2017); and Florida Bar YLD Outstanding Woman Lawyer of Achievement Award (2018). Melanie’s mission is energizing others to spread their sunshine, allowing all to find joy and grow the best in themselves.