Melissa’s passion for people centric businesses led her to become the co-founder and cohost of InvestHuman, a podcast listened to on all continents in 70+ countries, which explores reigniting the human element of work.
Melissa is also on a mission to facilitate nation building by zooming in on professional migration and its positive effects on the economics of individuals, companies and countries. This led her to create Pocmi Inc which is an HR and Immigration technology company focused on creating and bringing to light innovative ways to improve the movement of high skilled labor across borders, and co-create Block eM Ledger Consulting Group (BEML), focused on emerging technology solutions for the sustainable development of LAC.
TheBEML team has been working with institutions in Jamaica to help them understand the value of emerging technologies, predominantly Blockchain and how it can be
used to help them to fulfill their purpose. She has been featured on Virgin.com,
SiliconCaribe.com and TheBusinessYear.com.
Melissa has previously led panels and given presentations internationally on Personal Branding in the Work Place, Multicultural Diversity, Hiring the Best Teams, How to Prepare International Students for the Local Job Market, Empathy and Leadership in the workplace, as well as presentations and panels on emerging technologies and its potential uses in the Caribbean.
As a Jamaican woman heavily involved in technology and entrepreneurship, she recently co- produced and hosted a podcast series called WE-Speak Caribbean. This podcast was commissioned by the Caribbean Export Development Agency and UN Women Caribbean, with the support of the European Union, to give a voice to Caribbean women in business.
Melissa is also a part of the Project Entrepreneur Class of 2018, a Branson Legacy Entrepreneur, a Mentor and Founder Graduate of the Founder Institute. She advocates for peace and progress through supporting and discussing innovation and diversity.
She actively participates in close-knit future of work and technology initiatives such as i4j (Innovation 4 Jobs), various women and blockchain groups, digital Identity and various other global emerging technology and entrepreneurial groups, which she also mentors and advises. She uses these avenues to develop solutions for economic and people centric sustainability. She has a master’s degree in international business, an MSc. in Construction Management and a BA. in Architecture, with certifications from reputable organizations such as HBS, IFRS Foundation, USGBC, etc.