August 5, 2023

Career Reinvention

Join us on this episode of Why Not Now? as we delve into Melanie Strong’s extraordinary journey from a 17-year tenure as a top executive at Nike to co-founding Next Ventures, a venture capital firm, with Lance Armstrong.

Melanie shared her pivotal Why Not Now moment that ignited her career reinvention, propelling her into the realm of angel investing and funding. Despite her initial lack of venture capital experience, Melanie’s intuitive approach, coupled with her background as a teacher and journalist, paved the way for a revolutionary strategy that challenges traditional VC norms.

Melanie and Amy Jo explore embracing fear as a compass, the art of self inspiration and the leadership philosophy that has driven Melanie’s Success.


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