Women's Forum USA 2023


Melissa Shireen Jackson

Normel Solutions

Owner \ Operator


Melissa S. Jackson is a senior digital operations leader and systems builder who has successfully led global digital transformation projects and distributed teams. She is analytical and data-focused, with a track record of accomplishments in artificial intelligence, distributed computing, data governance, cloud migrations, web & mobile brand, and digital transformation. Organizations who’ve leveraged her insight include Anhauser-Busch, Capital One, Rutgers Business School, Samsung, and Condé Nast’s flagship brand, The New Yorker. Her accomplishments include designing and leading the inaugural Black and Latino Tech Initiative for Rutgers Business School, where she was also the host of the VC Cheat Sheet podcast. Both aspects of that accomplishment focused on helping founders of color access venture capital. She’s also been a featured speaker for MIRO Distributed 2021, South Florida Women of Color Institute, Black Girls Rock, and The Karen Hunter Show. Melissa dedicates her personal time to documenting intergenerational stories across the African diaspora.