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Heather Podesta and Carol Melton
Heather Podesta and Carol Melton

If you think you can’t do it all, you don’t know Carol Melton. “Carol is a friend and mentor and is someone that so many of us look up to,” said Heather Podesta at an evening hosted by Tammy Haddad, Juleanna Glover, Hilary Rosen and Niki Christoff.  “In a town where women don’t have success in government or business or socially, Carol has excelled in all of those ways. And she is smart, she is beautiful, she is unrelenting and she wins………. and she wins and she wins. She changed the face of media not only in this town, but internationally, and I can’t wait to see what she does with the DC world. And so, it is my great honor on behalf of all of the co-hosts to introduce the founder and CEO of Adeft Capital, a venture capital firm advising and investing in early staged companies; and basically already kicking ass.”

“Well, I don’t know what someone does with an introduction like that,” responded Melton. “One of the things that I’m most blessed with is this group of friends. I had the great privilege of being in a company that got bought and being at a perfect level and at a perfect point in time to do this pivot. So, I have made a transition and we talked about it to the VC (venture capital)world. And it’s the business side of what I do at Time Warner and the policy as fascinating as it is, it was a time in my life where we both talked about working with next generations, working with people who are thinking outside of the box looking at disruptors, looking at innovative spaces is exactly the sort of thing that now gets me really jazzed.”