CEO+Founder of ON THE DOT
If you ask Melinda Garvey what her big dream is, you will probably hear her say: “I want to brainwash women!” Now, don’t be alarmed. She just sees this as the fastest way to ensure that ALL women know their worth, have a tribe of other women supporting them and can see their own path to success through access to the Manolos of women that came before them.
“It’s really all about creating a mindset of abundance, rather than scarcity,” Melinda explains. “There are millions of non-celeb, non-corporate titan women who are successful. We just simply don’t ever hear their stories, so we believe that the landscape is barren. On The Dot is on a mission to change that by giving access to successful women and their stories every day.”
It all started in a little Texas town called Austin. One day in 2002, Melinda decided (after one too many glasses of wine) to use her media background to empower, engage and inspire the women of Austin by launching Austin Woman Magazine. Now in its 16th year and hailed as the go-to resource for women looking to move ahead and build a legacy, Austin Woman is going strong…
But what about women around the globe? “When I heard that one of the very top reasons women were not achieving equal success was the lack of access to relatable role models,” Melinda continues, “I just got mad.” And we don’t like to make Melinda mad, or apparently feed her too many glasses of wine, because then she just does something crazy…like start another company.
And so, On The Dot was born, with little more than a deep passion for championing women, an expertise in storytelling and the moxie to believe that On The Dot could change the conversation about women’s advancement. What if, every morning, millions of women around the world heard a story about a successful, relatable role model? How would our mindset change if we could SEE it and then know that we, too could BE it? Let’s do this!
When not on her soapbox, you can find Melinda and her Kiwi husband and business partner, Kip, at a soccer game or swim meet cheering on their 11 year old feminist son, Beckom. Other than that—you guessed it—you can find her surrounded by a gaggle of women drinking wine, of course!
Episode 24: On The Spot Featuring Lolis Garcia-Baab, Movement Media Director and Spokesperson at Girl Scouts USA
January 31st, 2019 | 32 mins 25 secs
adolescent, advertising, communications, creative, empowerment, feminism, girl scouts, girls, interview, marketing, media, women
On today's episode of On The Spot, we sit down with the incredible powerhouse Lolis Garcia-Baab, Movement Media Director and Spokesperson at Girl Scouts USA, where she is responsible for planning, directing and managing all the marketing and communications of the council.
January 24th, 2019 | 20 mins 33 secs
advertising, branding, creative, data-driven, empowerment, enterprise, entrepreneur, founder, interview, marketing, women in business
On today's episode of On The Spot, we sit down with the Founder & Chief Creative Officer of MODintelechy, a full-service, data-driven creative marketing agency. She shares with us her passion for creating smart and creative solutions and the struggles of being a young entrepreneur and a new mom.
January 17th, 2019 | 21 mins 34 secs
career, enterprise, entrepreneur, female founder, interview, military spouse, success
On today's episode of On The Spot, we sit down with Cameron Cruse, the co-founder R. Riveter, a company founded by military spouses for military spouses.
January 10th, 2019 | 19 mins 39 secs
For our very first On The Spot with Melinda Garvey episode of 2019, we sat down with Alta Alexander, the owner and founder of the east-Austin up-scale boutique, Altatudes!
January 3rd, 2019 | 8 mins 48 secs
business, career, entrepreneur, interview, motivation, new year, podcast, self-improvement, women's empowerment
Melinda reflects on all things On The Dot, from re-branding our website, launching all new content custom tailored for YOUR success, our very first See It To Be It Success Summit in Austin, TX, and what we can look forward to in the new year!
December 20th, 2018 | 22 mins 52 secs
beauty, entrepreneur, female founder, health, interview, self care, skincare, wellness, women in business
In today's episode of On The Spot with Melinda Garvey, we sat down with Andrea Dinnick, the CEO & Founder of DESAVERY, a wellness brand of serums specially formulated with botanical ingredients to enhance the body's inherent biochemistry.
Episode 18: On The Spot Featuring HeHe Stewart; Maternity Concierge, Doula, and founder of Tranquility by HeHe
December 13th, 2018 | 26 mins 19 secs
doula, female founder, interview, maternity, midwife, natural, pregnancy
On today's episode of On The Spot with Melinda Garvey we sat down with HeHe Stewart, the founder of the Boston-based Maternity Concierge & Birthing service Tranquility by HeHe.
December 6th, 2018 | 18 mins 16 secs
beauty, blogging, boudoir, editing, female founder, interview, photography, women in business
On today's episode of On The Spot with Melinda Garvey, we sat down with Valerie Sarron, the owner of VS Photography, a photography studio that specializes in beauty and boudoir. Boudoir photography is an intimate interpretation of portraiture and encourages women to embrace their confidence and unique beauty while creating lasting memories.
November 29th, 2018 | 30 mins 52 secs
entrepreneurship, female founder, interview, lingerie, post-op, surgery, women in business
In today's episode of On The Spot, we sat down with the founder and CEO of Theya Healthcare, Ciara Donlon. Theya Healthcare provides an innovative range of post-surgery lingerie made from a unique bamboo fabric and a customized design process.
Episode 15: On The Spot Featuring Carolyn Cole, founder and owner of the Boomtank.com and host of the Boomtank Business Show Podcast
November 15th, 2018 | 27 mins 57 secs
business, career, coaching, consulting, entrepreneur, interview, motivation, podcast, self-improvement
In today's episode we sit down with Carolyn Cole, the founder and owner of the global business consulting and coaching company Boomtank.com and host of the Boomtank Business Show podcast.
November 8th, 2018 | 26 mins 49 secs
In today's episode of On The Spot, we had the opportunity to sit down with the dynamic duo Pavi Dinamani and Nammy Sirur, the creators behind The 9to5Misfits, a YouTube channel helping women kick ass in their career and build their personal brand.
Episode 13: On The Spot Featuring Jehmu Greene, Board Chair of VoteRunLead and Fox News Political Commentator
November 1st, 2018 | 26 mins 19 secs
Jehmu Greene is an award-winning media and advocacy strategist, evangelist for social good as the Board Chair and Founding Member of VoteRunLead and recent candidate for Chair of the Democratic National Committee. She is also a Fox News political commentator where she defends progressive values and policies.