Melinda Briana Epler

Melinda Briana Epler
Founder & CEO of Change Catalyst

Melinda Briana Epler has 25 years of experience elevating brands and developing business innovation strategies for startups, Fortune 500 companies, and global NGOs.

As CEO and Founder of Change Catalyst, Melinda works with her clients and partners to solve diversity and inclusion together. Using her background in storytelling, behavior science and large-scale culture change, she is a strategic advisor for companies, innovation hubs and governments around the world. She also co-leads a series of global solutions-focused conferences called Tech Inclusion, where she has partnered with over 450 tech companies and community organizations and hosted over 50 solutions-focused diversity and inclusion events. Previously, Melinda was a Marketing and Culture Executive and award-winning documentary filmmaker.

Melinda is a TED speaker – she speaks, mentors and writes about diversity and inclusion, inclusive innovation, entrepreneurship and investing. She is the host of the popular "Leading With Empathy & Allyship" podcast, and has spoken on hundreds of stages around the world, including SXSW, Grace Hopper, Wisdom 2.0, the World Bank, Obama White House, Clinton Foundation, Black Enterprise, Google, Indeed, Capital One and McKinsey.

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