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Teen Vogue Summit - Mentor Session: Entrepreneur and Career Development Expert Melody Godfred

Teen Vogue Summit - Mentor Session: Entrepreneur and Career Development Expert Melody Godfred

Mentor Sessions are small group sessions that allow you the time to ask questions and pick the brain of a dynamic leader from a field you're interested in. 

Melody Godfred has lived many successful professional lives: as an attorney, a published novelist, a personal branding and career development expert, and most recently as the founder of female-empowering accessories brand Fred and Far: A Self Love Movement (inventors of the Self Love Pinky Ring). Bring your career-focused questions for Melody around starting and running a business, navigating job changes, branding yourself in the job application process, and more.

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Melody Godfred

Founder FRED AND FAR / Write In Color

Melody Godfred is the founder of Fred and Far and creator of the Self Love Pinky Ring. She’s passionate about empowering women to choose themselves and transform their lives. She launched the company in 2016, and today women in 40+ countries wear the Self Love Pinky Ring and other Fred and Far products. By making a pinky promise to practice self love and self care on a daily basis, the women of the Fred and Far Self Love Movement have forged a powerful global sisterhood. 

Melody Godfred is also the founder and CEO of Write In Color, a personal branding and career development company. Write In Color specializes in crafting modern resume packages for professionals ready to look great on paper, and is currently Los Angeles’ top-rated resume service on Yelp. Melody and Write In Color were selected out of 3,000 coaches and resume services to serve as one of only thirty career coaches on The Muse, a career portal attracting over 4 millions users monthly.

Melody is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Motherly, and her career advice has been featured on Forbes and Inc. The Los Angeles Business Journal honored her at its annual Women Making A Difference awards in 2014.

Before launching Write In Color in 2010, Melody was a litigation attorney at Glaser, Weil, Fink, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro, LLP, one of Los Angeles’ premier law firms. Her exposure as an attorney to politics and the entertainment industry served as the inspiration behind her novel, “The Agency: Hollywood Talent, CIA Managed.”

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Aaron, and her twin daughters Stella and Violet.