A Career Conversation with Melissa Cheng '05

on Calibrating Curiosity, Change, and Creativity throughout Various Careers from Finance to Luxury Fashion


A networking afternoon with refreshments plus a small gift for attendees!

Melissa shares her experience in managing career complexities and pivots and how she's recently joined a Wellesley-alum founded company, Cocofloss!     


When:  Sunday, July 28 at 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Where:  Address provided upon RSVP below

Parking:  Enter driveway for valet parking by building doormen.

If the lot is full, there is unrestricted parking on the side streets: on both sides of Wilshire, Thayer Avenue (directly south of the building), and on Ashton Avenue,
from Thayer east to Beverly Glen.

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Pricing:  Event is free for members and $10 for non-members and guests.  Advance RSVP is required.

If the cost of a non-member ticket causes undue financial burden, please contact, and we'll find a solution that supports your attending.

About the speaker:

Melissa Cheng '05 is Head of Product, Merchandising and Operations at Cocofloss. She not only develops the product innovations and supply chain but also is working on top secret product categories other than the world's best floss.
Prior to Cocofloss, Melissa has been a product brand strategist and business leader with over 15 years of global operations experience across e-commerce, wholesale, and retail channels within luxury fashion, CPG and food & beverage. She has advised international C-level executives at Luxottica, AllSaints, and Safilo, while leading global teams with
start-up environments. Melissa has a global curiosity on branding and product development, operation & inventory strategy, merchandising, manufacturing,
supply-chain, digital and go-to-market strategy.
Melissa received her Bachelors from Wellesley College, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Economics. While at Wellesley, her concurrent enrollment at MIT Sloan created a strong foundation for finance and global innovation. Melissa lives in Los Angeles and enjoys curating and creating dinner parties that transport her friends to another country or time just from the gastronomy and storytelling of recipes. When she's not prototyping, developing new formulations and creating things, she's usually found in dtla
or working on her cookbook to be released by the end of this year!


We look forward to seeing you!


3:00PM - 5:00PM Sun 28 Jul 2019 ( Timezone: Eastern )



Look Who's Coming:

Anneliese Klein
Lori Dreischmeier
Katharine Goodenow
Jennifer Meng
Fatima Burney
Theodora Harvey
Emily Bader
Guest of Emily Bader
Melissa Marcial
Stella Yu
Jessica Yi
Marlena Brown
Jenny Ma
Kathleen Smith
Heather Lee
Jocelyn Williams
Pyongson Yim
Stephanie Sunwoo
Belinda Tepper
Tara Hopkins
Cheryl Stevens
... a total of 22 guests.
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