“10 Rules for Women who Want to Lead and 10 Principles to Build Gender Balanced Leadership” with Melissa Greenwell

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Date(s) - April 26, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Market District


Join us as we welcome Melissa Greenwell of Finish Line, Inc. to discuss the importance of having gender balanced leadership in your organization. Learn about how men and women are different in ways that are not easy to see and how these differences can be leveraged to build a successful business. As a female leader, understand the power of your natural strengths and identify behavioral changes that will help you succeed.

Melissa will also discuss the 10 Rules for Women Who Want to Lead including: Speak First!; Stop Apologizing!; Stop qualifying with.. “I’m Sorry,” “Sort of,” “I Think,” and “Maybe”; Get a Mentor; Communicate Face to Face; Stay in Control; Give up the Guilt; Ask for What You Want; Play to Win; Make Emotional Bank Deposits; and Keep Your Female Talent.

About Melissa: Melissa Greenwell, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, leads information technology, supply chain, human resources, legal, and corporate communications for Finish Line Inc., a national specialty athletic retailer. Melissa has applied her expertise in the design and development of organizations in many industries to help create high performance companies. Her career includes senior leadership positions with Finish Line, JP Morgan Chase, Sallie Mae, Brightpoint North America, Alcoa, and Made2Manage Systems.

Melissa is also a certified executive coach who helps women and men understand how they can leverage their leadership styles and strengths, combined with some learned behaviors, to be more effective thought leaders and leaders of their teams.

Melissa has served on various community not-for-profit boards and currently serves as a director of Special Olympics Indiana, The Finish Line Youth Foundation, Mentoring Women’s Network, and the Indianapolis 500 Festival. She was a recipient of the Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2013 Women of Influence Award and recognized as the 2012 Human Resources Professional of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of “The Confidence Code – The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know” by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman, courtesy of BMO Harris Bank.

Program will be held at Market District (at the Table Restaurant event space located on the 2nd floor).



Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Program and luncheon: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Melissa Greenwell, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Finish Line