13. Leading With Empathy with Melissa Cohen

Her Hypesquad with Bosstrack

Nov 23 2022 • 55 mins

Hello and welcome back to another episode of Her HypeSquad with Bosstrack!

In this episode I have a wide ranging conversation about leading with empathy with Melissa Cohen, a fashion industry executive. She offers some great advice and insight you don’t want to miss!

Melissa and I talk about about what empathy looks like, how to develop empathy and why it’s so important to have empathy as a leader today. And of course we talk about Brene Brown because who can have a conversation about empathy without taking about her!

About Melissa Cohen

Melissa Cohen is a fashion industry executive who has led teams at well known American brands including Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfger and Nautica. She has led product development, sourcing and production across various categories for men's, women's and children's apparel. In 2020 Melissa launched her own consulting business, providing her expertise to start-up and growth stage brands.

Passionate about girls and women's empowerment, she is a founding member of Chief (New York City chapter) - a private network built to drive more women into positions of power and keep them there. Melissa is also deeply involved with Her Move Next - a grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to empowering women and young girls through chess, community and competition.

In her free time, Melissa enjoys reading, Broadway musicals, watching sports and all things pumpkin spice.

How to Contact Melissa

LinkedIn: @melissa-cohen-8445067