Host: Melanie Mack
Melanie Mack has more than 16 years of experience as a fund development professional having worked for several organizations including Union Rescue Mission, Weingart Center Association, New Directions for Veterans, and Angels Gate Cultural Center. Melanie has an unwavering passion for service to underserved communities (particularly women and girls) and entertainment. She has a practical understanding of challenges and daunting responsibilities of implementing and executing a vision while delivering measurable results. She has raised $2.5 million through her sphere of influence. Her duties in leadership include involvement in creating strategic plans, soliciting major gifts, and marketing/ rebranding.
Prior to entering the nonprofit sector, Melanie raised $1.5 million in venture capital to launch her companies, Power of the Single Mom and Bamflex. Prior to her career as an entrepreneur, she was a television development executive with Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., and was part of the original launch team for fX Networks – garnering several awards including a daytime Emmy and NAMIC award for diversity and inclusion. She continues to work as the executive producer of the talk show Parlay – An Urban Think Tank on Civic Engagement. www.weparlay.org
Melanie is an innovative entrepreneur, strategic thought partner, grant writer, motivational speaker, public relations specialist, author of two books, (Creating Your Life: The Law of Attraction and Reboot Your Life: The Sunset Edition) and radio host (in her fourth season) on www.radiofordivas.com with The Mom Power Hour and www.thepowerofvoices.com with The Power Balance.
She is a Forbes contributor, African American Board Leadership Institute Alumna (AABLI), member of City Club, International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute; executive board member for The Don Cornelius Foundation, founding executive board member for the Black Cooperative Investment Fund (BCIF), advisory board member for the California Women’s Conference, Angels Gate Park, and Girls, Inc. of Greater Los Angeles.