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Melinda Garvey, Founder of Austin Woman Magazine and On the Dot

  • July 29, 2020
  • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Zoom


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The Entrepreneurial Journey:

It's not about getting off the roller coaster, but rather how much time you spend on the kiddie coaster.

From secure corporate job to boot strapping and launching Austin Woman magazine 18 years ago, and now raising money for her new software platform focused on diversity and inclusion, Melinda Garvey has ridden some of the steepest roller coasters out there. On July 29th she will tell us her story and explain why she keeps coming back for more!

About our speaker: 

Melinda Garvey has revolutionized the way women communicate in Austin by creating a platform and a network, where there was none. She saw a need for a women’s magazine in Austin and took the chance, believing that it could succeed. Seventeen years strong, Austin Woman is still the “go-to” magazine for women in Central Texas. Garvey founded Austin Woman magazine in September 2002 and the magazine is well-known and recognized for its in-depth profiles and stories on the influential, female change-makers in Austin.

In early 2016, Garvey showed her media moxie again by launching On The Dot, with the mission to give women the world over a voice and provide inspiration for thousands. And to expand her mission further, in 2019 Garvey developed and launched On The Dot Diversity, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion software platform to help all women and diverse employees connect and advance within medium and large organizations.

Prior to her entrepreneurial journey, Garvey has spent her entire career in the media/marketing/advertising field. She began her career at a large advertising agency where she worked on the US Airways account and then at a daily newspaper group, where she served as VP of Sales and Marketing.

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