Keynote Speaker

Melanie Miller

Melanie has been named to the Presidential Who’s Who Among Business and Professional Achievers. Her pro bono work is with local schools.

Areas of Specialty



ERG (BRG) and council support

Culture Audits / Focus Groups / Listening Sessions

National Strategist Inclusion and Engagement

Melanie is a highly accomplished and sought-after consultant, trainer and speaker offering organizations consulting and training services, keynotes and design with a focus on optimizing organizational effectiveness.

Having conducted hundreds of workshops and speaking engagements, Melanie consistently receives extraordinary reviews and outstanding evaluations. Her experience includes the development, implementation and evaluation of a variety of enterprise-wide training programs (diversity, equity, inclusion, bias, leadership, respect and civility) across the globe.

Previously, Melanie served corporate America in a sales and advertising capacity. She uses her “business lens” to provide organizational development consulting, training, culture audits, speaking/keynoting and needs assessments throughout North America and abroad. Storytelling forges connections among people and Melanie has found that telling stories is one of the most powerful ways leaders have to influence, teach, inspire and connect. She incorporates this skill in developing numerous programs integrating the multi-facets of leading, managing and leveraging organizational strength through intentional acts of inclusive leadership. Her professionalism, customer focus, quality, respect and integrity are the values she uses to achieve stellar results.

Throughout her career her engaging, high-energy, encouraging and interactive style has allowed for positive and effective results. By utilizing a combined and strategic suite of solutions for diversity, equity and inclusion,

Melanie guides employees to achieve higher levels of engagement and organizations to exceed their business objectives. She has developed and led training, speaking and consulting services for all levels of national and international organizations of various size and industry sectors including education, government and non-profits.

As a master facilitator certified in several national programs for leading companies, one example of Melanie’s commitment to excellence is her multi-year relationship with IBM, including being charter faculty for the implementation of their ground-breaking Minority Women in Leadership Institute. As a featured speaker at the Harvard University Women’s Leadership Institute, Melanie has also been quoted by several leading industry publications and is frequently featured in magazines, blogs, radio, podcasts and television such as NY Times, Bloomberg News and Sirius Radio.

She has been the showcased speaker for several organizations. Melanie has worked with many noteworthy companies including Coca-Cola, AT&T, Merck & Co., Nestle Purina, McKesson, Sodexo, Anheuser-Busch, CIGNA, Siemens Medical, Microsoft, Verizon, Citibank, UPS, Delta Airlines, PGA, Capital One, Lockheed Martin, Amgen, PepsiCo, Novartis, NASA, Toyota, T Rowe Price, American University and ALCOA.
Additionally, Melanie has worked in a leadership role with several associations: e.g., The Johnnetta B. Cole Global Diversity and Inclusion Institute’s Chief Diversity Officer Forum, Linkage, and The Multicultural Forum. She was also on senior faculty for The American Institute for Managing Diversity’s Diversity Leadership Academy, a community-based initiative. Furthermore, she partners with the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and Scott Page on inclusion research and consulting. She is a member of Inclusion Allies Coalition and is working with Systemic Diversity and Inclusion Group.