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If you ask Melinda Garvey what her big dream is, you will probably hear her say “I want to brainwash women!” Now, don’t be alarmed, she just sees this as the fastest way to ensure that ALL women know their worth, have a squad of other women supporting them and can see their own path to success through access to the Manolos of women just like them who have come before.
It all started in a little Texas town called Austin, when in 2002, after a few too many glasses of wine, Garvey decided to use her media background to empower, engage and inspire the women of Austin with the launch of Austin Woman magazine, now in its 17th year.
Then, in 2016 On The Dot was born so that women around the globe could have that same access to role models. And to expand her mission further, in 2019 Garvey developed and launched On The Dot Diversity, a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion software platform to help all women and diverse employees connect and advance within medium and large organizations.
In Garvey’s words: “It’s really all about leveling the playing field for women and diverse employees by giving them access to mentors, peers, content and events within their organizations, creating opportunity for advancement, and ultimately equality.”
When not on her soapbox, you can find Garvey and her Kiwi husband and business partner, Kip at a soccer game or swim meet cheering on their 13 year-old, feminist son, Beckom. Other than that, you will find her surrounded by a gaggle of women drinking wine!
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