Melissa Herman is a challenger of the status quo and forever curious. She has always been fascinated by the relationship between financial + social capital and seeks meaningful connections that empower others to succeed.
Melissa started her career at Intralinks, a global financial technology firm. After working with top investment banks to help accelerate their deal execution, she was recruited by LinkedIn to leverage her industry expertise for a pioneering financial services team. It was with an entrepreneurial spirit that she consulted executives how to elevate their thought leadership and find the right people with authenticity.
Inspired to take intelligent risks, Melissa took a professional leap towards the social impact sector. She joined a B corporation to lead curation for the NationSwell Council, a uniquely service-minded community of 1,000+ leaders tackling America’s most critical challenges. The connections and impact shared amongst a diverse group of doers is what continues to fuel her work today!
Melissa serves on the executive board of The Sumaira Foundation for NMO, a nonprofit that raises global awareness for an extremely rare autoimmune disease. A true wanderlust, she is a founding member of Escape the City NYC whose mission is to liberate one million people to do work they love. She is also a founding Inner Circle Ranger for Campowerment where she co-facilitates monthly meetings for women to connect, empower, and support each other through community.
Based in Brooklyn, Melissa is best known for appreciating the details, thriving in tribes and treasuring her vinyl collection; she holds an ENFJ on the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator.