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Welcome to The LeadHERship Lounge, where empowerment meets expertise, and women leaders gather to elevate their careers and transform their lives.


In this vibrant digital meeting spot, I’m inviting professional women from all walks of life to embark on a journey of self-discovery, growth, and empowerment. Whether you're a seasoned executive, a rising star in your industry, or an aspiring leader ready to take the leap, this is your sanctuary.


In The LeadHERship Lounge, we delve into the crucial conversations that shape the modern landscape of female leadership. From conquering imposter syndrome to amplifying your voice in the corporate arena, we explore the nuanced challenges and triumphs that define the female leadership experience.


The mission is clear: to ignite your inner flame of confidence, inspire bold action, and cultivate a community where women empower women. Here, authenticity reigns supreme, and vulnerability is celebrated as a catalyst for growth. Through thought-provoking discussions, actionable insights, and captivating interviews, we’ll share valuable resources and the inspiration you need to thrive in your leadership journey.


So, take a seat, pour yourself a cup of ambition, and join us in The LeadHERship Lounge. Together, we'll shatter ceilings, defy expectations, and pave the way for a new era of female leadership. Your voice matters. Your dreams are valid. Welcome to a place where you belong.

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Women in leadership don't seek validation; they create legacies

that speak for themselves.

Melanie Ellsworth your host of The LeadHERship Lounge YouTube channel

My Story

Over 30 years ago, I nervously stepped into my first leadership role as a store manager for a women's boutique clothing store. Little did I know, that moment would ignite my passion for helping others reach their full potential. My career journey has been a tapestry of experiences—from the sparkle of the fine jewelry industry to the fast-paced world of tech. However, amidst the varied landscapes, one thing remained constant: my deep-seated belief in the power of leadership development.   


For me, leadership has always been an evolution—a journey of self-discovery and adaptation to the ever-changing world around us. Yet, through it all, the most fulfilling aspect has been witnessing the growth and success of those I've had the privilege to mentor. Navigating male-dominated industries has presented its share of challenges, but it's also fueled my determination to champion women in leadership. I'm committed to amplifying their voices and empowering them to be the change they wish to see.   


Beyond the boardroom, I've proudly lent my leadership skills to various community and government organizations. Whether serving as a Human Relations Commissioner or leading Relay for Life teams, giving back has always been a cornerstone of my ethos. As a graduate of McLean County Chamber of Commerce Leadership McLean County and an elected Program President, I've seen firsthand the transformative power of leadership education. ​ I invite you to join me on this journey of empowerment and growth. Together, let's unlock the potential of women in leadership and create a brighter, more inclusive future for all.

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Join the movement with our inspirational and empowering gifts that

celebrate women in leadership everywhere! 

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