Embracing the Unknown: Melissa Wong's Journey from Employee to Unforeseen Tech Success

The Everyday Entrepreneur Podcast

03-10-2023 • 53 mins

Episode Summary

In today's episode, I interview Melissa Wong, co-founder and CEO of Zipline, a leading retail communication and store execution software that supports 80 of the world's most iconic brands.

Melissa is a remarkable entrepreneur who dared to embrace the unknown and transform her life from a corporate employee to a visionary leader in the tech industry. She is also the author of the book, "Stores Don't Suck," which focuses on helping stores achieve their highest success.

Melissa's story is one of resilience, determination, and unwavering belief in the power of possibility.

In this episode you’ll learn:

3:38 The retail problem Melissa decided to solve

8:30 How Melissa met her co-founder

13:53 Melissa's mission

15:54 How Melissa decided to leave Gap and start her own thing

19:17 Being part of an accelerator

21:47 How Melissa produces the most important conversations

23:57 On being a woman of color in Tech

29:28 On managing self-doubt

31:36 Managing a major setback in life

35:50 The importance of taking just one step at a time

39:44 When doors open

47:10 Melissa's book and on being an author

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