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Melissa Shin Mash

Co-founder and CEO Dagne DoverDagne Dover

New York City Area

Member Since October 2020




Melissa oversees Dagne Dover's retail partnerships and business development. Prior to starting Dagne Dover, Melissa managed Coach's brick-and-mortar and ecommerce wholesale businesses. After that, she led the turn-around of Coach's first European location during the global economic downturn of 2009. During that time, she saw an opportunity for a high-quality brand with an organized design, at a compelling price point. That brand became Dagne Dover. While Melissa has always been passionate about products that help people feel more confident, she now also focuses on how Dagne Dover can be an example of positive company leadership, company culture and evolved workplace policies for future generations. Melissa is a graduate of NYU and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Published content

15 Simple Ways to Help Your Employees Innovate (Even in Tough Times)

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Your team may be stressed, but empowering them to experiment can keep them moving forward. Working through the pandemic has caused many professionals a lot of anxiety. Even though this free time affords people more opportunity to achieve their goals, they aren’t often seizing it because they're stressed about their health, their families and their jobs. As a leader, it's important to empower your team to use this time to continue growing, learning and evolving, even if they're preoccupied with just "staying afloat" right now. Below, 15 members of Rolling Stone Culture Council explained how to encourage your team members to experiment and innovate during difficult times. Follow their recommended steps to keep everyone's morale high and creative juices flowing.

Entrepreneurs: 12 Tips to Improve Collaboration and Move Your Business Forward

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Don't let the silos of your day-to-day work hinder your ability to collaborate as a team. Collaboration is often the key to creativity and progress in business. However, busyness can sometimes get in the way of purposeful collaboration across an organization. Finding time to brainstorm and work with other teammates can be a challenge when you’re bogged down with a lengthy to-do list, but it’s essential to prioritize cross-team communication if you want to move your business forward. To offer guidance on where to start, a panel of Rolling Stone Culture Council members shared tips for breaking down the silos of your day-to-day work and improving collaboration within your organization.

13 Ways to Inspire Your Team to Do Their Best Work (Even in a Remote Environment)

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New ways of working require more thoughtful leadership. As more and more businesses make what was once a temporary virtual working environment a permanent solution, some leaders are struggling to inspire their teams to perform. Zoom fatigue and a lack of in-person connection present difficult hurdles, and motivation can seem like it’s at an all-time low. For insight on how to inspire a team to do their best work, 13 experts from Rolling Stone Culture Council each shared one motivational strategy that any company leader can use to get their employees feeling and working their best.

10 Networking Strategies for Innovators Who Want to Reach the Best of the Best

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As an innovator, you’re probably looking to rise to the top of your chosen industry. Networking with other top industry leaders is one strategy that can help you get there. The potential for new business opportunities from having a strong network is practically limitless; however, the days of handing out business cards are over. To shed some light on how the pros do it, 10 Rolling Stone Culture Council leaders share their best networking tips for how to build better relationships and connect with the cream of the crop.

10 Quick and Easy Ways to Stay On Top of Industry News

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Keeping up with trends doesn't have to cut into your precious business planning and building time. When you’re immersed in your chosen industry, staying on top of news and trends can feel like a full-time job in and of itself. As a business leader, you want to make sure you’re always up to date on what’s happening; however, you still need to allow yourself time to focus on building and growing your business. As experts in their respective spaces, the members of Rolling Stone Culture Council have figured out the best ways to keep up with industry news while minimizing the impact on their bigger-picture business work. Here’s how they recommend tapping into your field’s latest and greatest trends.

The Brand Guide to Surviving the 'Brand Reckoning'


Current market dynamics, plus the emergence of Covid-19, have accelerated a brand reckoning, in which only the lean, nimble and differentiated will likely survive. 

Company details

Dagne Dover

Company bio

Today’s fast-paced, mobile lifestyle requires products that go further, that can adapt and perform beyond expectations. By fusing fashion with athlete-caliber function, our products are designed to support you in living smart -- even if it’s as simple as packing for a commute that goes from home to the office to spin. No matter your journey, stay ready to see the potential in everything. Today is the day.



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Company size

11 - 50