Bio & Press Info

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Mel's Bio

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Mel Butcher is a business development manager, with over 10 years of professional experience spanning emergency management, engineering, and environmental consulting. Mel has served clients in the US and abroad providing advisory across business and management consulting, industrial water risk, and corporate sustainability. In her discretionary time, Mel supports career women's advancement, co-hosts the Lead to Soar podcast, and provides resources for early-career professionals through Underdog Engineers.

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Mel Butcher is a business development manager, with over 10 years of professional experience spanning emergency management, engineering, and environmental consulting. Mel has served clients in the US and abroad providing advisory across business and management consulting, industrial water risk, and corporate sustainability. She has been recognized as 'Woman of the Year' (Empowering Women in Industry), 'Emerging Leader' (American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE), and Rising Star (TBAEP). Mel's pro-bono work includes as a Corporate Sustainability Advisor for Step Up: Equity Matters. 

 

In her discretionary time, Mel supports ambitious career women through A Career that Soars!, co-hosts the Lead to Soar podcast, and provides resources for early-career professionals through Underdog Engineers.

Sample Questions for Mel

  • What holds organizations back from closing the gender leadership gap at the top?

  • What can leaders do to create gender equity in their talent pipeline?

  • What is the complete definition of leadership?

  • What is missing in the traditional leadership advice and guidance women receive? Put another way, what is The Missing 33%™?

  • What should leaders be doing to close the gender leadership gap at the top in their own organizations?

  • What can women do to best position themselves to advance to leadership inside organizations?

  • What is the biggest mistake you see young professional's make in their job hunting process?

  • What should young professionals use as the foundation for their job hunt?

  • How can young professionals build a strategic network?

  • Why did you start Underdog Engineers and what can young professionals expect to learn in UE courses?

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