Melissa Jun Rowley
Founder & CEOWarrior Love Productions
Member Since December 2020
Melissa Jun Rowley works at the forefront of tech, media and social change as a prominent writer, entrepreneur, and speaker highlighting solutions-focused journalism. As a contributor for BBC News and Forbes, she covers the intersection of business, culture, and entrepreneurship. For more than a decade, Melissa has produced storytelling strategies for global brands, startups, and venture capital firms with more than $23 billion in assets under management. Content strategy and communications clients have included MasterCard, Lexus, Insight Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, Macy's and more. Additionally, Melissa is the founder of Warrior Love Productions, a production house developing media projects designed to foster cross-cultural understanding and collaboration. The company's upcoming flagship series Border Breakers - Puerto Rico, spotlights leaders, entrepreneurs, and activists pushing the culture forward in Puerto Rico, where she currently resides. A passionate advocate for promoting peace through entrepreneurship, Melissa launched the accelerator Resolve, which coached entrepreneurs in Lebanon to incorporate sustainability and positive impact into their operations and offerings. Prior to co-founding Resolve, she built the humanitarian tech platform, The Toolbox, with legendary musician Peter Gabriel. On-camera and online, Melissa has hosted a series of events at the United Nations, the Super Bowl, and a number of interactive shows. In her early years as a TV producer for CNN and the Associated Press, she flew in zero gravity at NASA, produced business news segments from the New York Stock Exchange, and interviewed entertainment luminaries at the Emmys, Grammys, Golden Globes, and Oscars.
Melissa Jun Rowley
It's not enough to simply define your brand mission — you have to live it every day. For any business, having a clear and meaningful mission is critical for success. To truly live up to that mission, however, you must ensure that it is consistently and clearly woven throughout all aspects of the business. Your brand's mission should be evident in the company's values, culture and day-to-day operations. To help you achieve this, 15 Rolling Stone Culture Council members each outline one specific step or action businesses can take to ensure their mission is fully integrated into their operations and why this is so important for the success and sustainability of the business.
A true commitment to DEI requires more than hiring a diverse group of workers. In recent years, many companies have made public commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. They've taken stock of their workforce, revamped their recruiting and hiring practices and worked to ensure their employees represent a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences. While making diverse hires is a good first step, that alone is not enough to show your workforce and the public that diversity, equity and inclusion are embedded in your company's values. Follow the advice of these Rolling Stone Culture Council members to ensure you are putting DEI into practice in every facet of your company culture and operations.
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Warrior Love Productions
Warrior Love Productions creates original content for interactive platforms and television, and provides content strategy for startups, investors, and major brands around the world from concept to execution. Currently collaborating with seasoned expert writers and content producers in New York, San Francisco, Puerto Rico and London, we emphasize solutions-focused storytelling and social impact in all of our projects.