Melissa W. Gould

Age: 37 More

To continue reading this article, please do one of the following.


Melissa W. Gould

Posted 7/23/12

Age: 37

Why did you select your profession?

I didn’t consciously choose my profession … I graduated with a degree in Spanish language and literature and simply wanted to work someplace where I could utilize my language skills. I started off in sales and found I was good in training and development and have spent the last 14 years in this field.

Where do you see yourself professionally in 10 years?

Continuing to mentor and develop others … with a specific emphasis on women business leaders.

What’s the best career advice you’ve ever been given?

The 24-hour rule: Wait 24 hours to react and respond, to give time to gather more data and temper emotions.

What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?

Network, network, network.

What is your favorite escape or hobby?

I love to go to new places and experience new things.

How do you keep a work-life balance?

I try to only address things that really need my attention and not get caught up in working 24/7. •

PBN Hosted

Two Great Programs...One Great Event. PBN's Annual Celebration of Growth and Innovation is now underway. 2014 applications are now available. Deadline August 1st.
  • Healthiest Employers
    Celebrate with the Healthiest Employers in RI on August 14th at the Providence M ...
  • 40 Under Forty
    Thank you to our sponsors and to all those who attended the 10th Anniversary of ...
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
    Latest News