Leading as Women; Crafting Your Image from the Inside Out with Dr. Nancy and Melissa


Dr. Nancy and Melissa discuss how difficult it has been for women to adjust to leading with the feminine. Dr. Nancy mentions that we must admit vulnerability and reach out to support each other. Melissa talks about how women put themselves last and don’t invest in their wardrobe in favor other people and things. She advises women to prioritize themselves and be authentic. Women want to lift each other up, lead each other, share, cry together or whatever it is. To do that, we must be real and not try to be more than we are or someone that we’re not.

Listen to this interview to hear Melissa’s personal struggle with chronic pain and how she learned what it means to show up as your very best self. Why you need to think about your image even if you’re driving your kids to school or planning a weekend BBQ. Check out her website, melissamurray.com for more information about her presentations, her blog and testimonials about her work and her social media links. She also has an award-winning podcast, “Intentional Influence,” that features insights from professionals on all aspects of branding and image creation.

Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, Motivational Speaker on Empowering Women

Nancy D. O’Reilly, PsyD, is an author of Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life and urges women to connect to help each other create a better world. As a licensed psychologist, motivational speaker and women empowerment expert, O’Reilly helps women create the satisfying and purposeful lives they want to benefit themselves, their families and their communities.

To accomplish this, she devotes her energies to fulfilling the mission of the 501(c)3 Women Connect4Good, Inc. foundation, which benefits from her writing and speaking services. She established the foundation for empowering women to participate in social-profit activities and improve their careers, finances, health, and relationships. She serves on the advisory committee of the Convoy of Hope Women’s Empowerment Program of which she has become a major sponsor. Since it began in 2010, this global effort has educated 1,000 women in Ethiopia, increasing their income 240 percent.