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Leader. Community Builder. Power Partner.

Meet Melissa Snow

Hi! I’m Melissa—a speaker, author, crazy cat mom, and award-winning business coach.  I lead a vibrant online group called the Powerful Women Rising Community that provides female entrepreneurs with the support and resources they need for business growth (while having a lot of fun along the way). I’m on a mission to make the path to success smoother and show that everyone has a place in the world of business. If you’ve ever felt like you don’t quite fit the typical mold or doubted your ability to succeed as an entrepreneur, you’ll relate to my story and understand my passion for uplifting women on their entrepreneurial journey.


And You Deserve to Succeed On Your Own Terms

I’ve been an entrepreneur for almost ten years, and I’ve learned a LOT during that time. I wasted so much time and energy trying to be who I thought I was supposed to be. I hid my quirkiness, perfected my fake smile, and honed my small talk skills (even though it killed me a little inside each time). I did all the things I thought I was supposed to do – got a fancy website, joined leads groups full of salesy weirdos, and signed up for expensive programs that promised to teach me the exact steps to make a million dollars in 90 seconds (well, not quite, but you know what I mean). When that didn’t work, I paid way too much money for coaches who convinced me that my mindset was the only reason I wasn’t making money, and I tried so hard to think the thoughts I was supposed to think. SPOILER ALERT: None of it worked. If any of this sounds painfully familiar, or you’re just trying to dodge those bullets, you’ve come to the right place.


Some of the most important lessons I learned are that authenticity is the key to success, nobody knows what’s best for your business except YOU, and that intentionally growing real relationships with the right people is the key to consistent business growth.


As the Founder and CEO of Powerful Women Rising, I’m here to help you grow YOUR business YOUR way. I’m not out to be your business guru or pretend I have all the answers. I’m simply here to share what I’ve learned as a successful business owner, show you how to network authentically, empower you to take the next steps, and connect you to a powerful group of supportive women who believe that a rising tide truly does lift all boats.

I’m About:

Authenticity, integrity, genuine connections, Taylor Swift, and iced coffee.

I Don’t Believe In:

Sales sleaze and girl boss fakeness that makes you feel like you need to sanitize your whole body.

You Can Usually Find Me:

Petting cats, hanging with the fam, recording new episodes of the Powerful Women Rising podcast, and laughing at my own jokes.

I Love:

Guiding women to embrace their authenticity and giving them the tools and resources they need to succeed in business while staying true to themselves. And also popcorn.

I empower female entrepreneurs to increase their earnings by cultivating genuine business relationships and embracing their authentic selves - WITHOUT adhering to the conventional success playbook!

Ways We Can Work Together

No matter how our relationship evolves, I’m just so happy you’re here! 


There are lots of ways for you to connect with me and other amazing women in business who are all about keeping it real and making an impact. We are excited to build meaningful relationships that pave the way for long-term business success.


Join the Conversation

Ditch the one-size-fits-all approach and tune into the Powerful Women Rising podcast. You’ll find practical business advice on topics ranging from networking effectively to earning your first 100K. Plus, my jokes are ALWAYS funny. Don’t forget to join us on Instagram to connect further and continue the conversation!


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Tired of the super awkward networking events filled where you never know what to say and everyone’s hands are sweaty? At our Virtual Speed Networking events, you’ll meet other fabulous female entrepreneurs who are determined to grow their businesses through genuine connections and real relationships. No salesy weirdos here!

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Being an entrepreneur should be FUN—not lonely, frustrating, and hard. Join a community of women focused on growth, strategy, and support. Nurture and leverage relationships in a way that feels authentic to you and skyrockets your growth. You’ll have an entire community of brilliant women rallying for your success (and who doesn’t want that?).


Here’s the 411 on Your New Business Bestie

my guilty pleasure

Reality TV & true crime documentaries


Reading, hot yoga & rock painting

currently reading

"The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters" by Priya Parker

can't live without

Chapstick or my cat, Giorgio

listening to

Anything by Taylor Swift

usually craving

An iced brown sugar shaken espresso from Starbucks


Lake McConaughy in Nebraska

Something Unexpected

I am NOT a morning person

Keynote Speaker. Teacher. Trainer.

"Melissa is a wonderfully engaging and impactful speaker"

Are you looking for an engaging and entertaining keynote speaker that will leave your audience feeling empowered and inspired to take action? With over 20 years of experience in business and personal development, I’ve seen the power of relationship marketing firsthand. I’ve used it to grow three successful businesses, and now, as the founder and CEO of Powerful Women Rising, I love sharing my knowledge with other business owners. 


I’m on a mission to change the face of networking by showing entrepreneurs how to connect, nurture, and leverage authentic relationships in a way that still turns a profit. Whether speaking on stage, facilitating workshops or guesting on podcasts, I love to share entertaining stories, inspirational statistics and actionable steps your audience can start implementing right away.  Let me show your audience what’s possible when you lead with authenticity, integrity, and a desire for genuine connection.

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I know, just what you needed—another email! But hear me out: if you’re looking for a front-row seat to the latest at Powerful Women Rising (and trust me, you are), you’ll want to sign up. Be the first to hear about new podcast episodes, upcoming virtual speed networking events, and much more!


Become Part of the Powerful Women Rising Community

Female entrepreneurs don’t have to fit into a box to be successful – being your authentic self is MORE than enough, and the women in the Powerful Women Rising Community are proof of that! Join forces with other brilliant female entrepreneurs and expand your business in a meaningful way. By joining the Powerful Women Rising Community, you’ll find new ideas, cheerleaders, collaborations, resources, opportunities, and referral partners that will help you grow your business in a way that’s true to YOU. Plus, there’s never a dull moment. We have a LOT of fun along the way!