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Melissa  Boatwright

Melissa Boatwright

2019 Class
Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program

Melissa Boatwright is the founder of Battle Tested Veterans (BTV), a nonprofit that uses story telling as a device to challenge common veterans’ stereotypes particularly among corporate hiring professionals. She also leads a business analytics team at LinkedIn that focuses on delivering value to LinkedIn's most strategic clients.

With her participation in Stand-To, Melissa is working to scale the impact of BTV into corporations around the country through more in-house storytelling events and customized veteran diversity program creation. Through her work at LinkedIn, she is also looking to drive research that will build a greater understanding of veteran underemployment more broadly.