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October 21st, 8:30am EST

Molly Gimmel

Founder, Vellamo Leadership Institute LLC

Molly K. Gimmel is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Design To Delivery Inc. (D2DInc), an award-winning firm that provides program and acquisition management support services to Federal government agencies. Molly has been working in the field of government contract and acquisition management since 1991. Before co-founding D2DInc in 2001, she spent eight years working in the government practices of three of the “Big Five” accounting/consulting firms.
Molly is the author of Master Your Mindset: How Women Leaders Step Up published in April 2022. In this book, she explores the unwritten rules of successful female leadership . Through interviews with powerful women from all walks of life—large corporations, small businesses, non-profits, Hollywood, politics, and more—she reveals the mental attitudes that define effective leaders. Filled with personal stories, humor, and profound insights from the trenches, Master Your Mindset shows you how to connect with yourself and with those around you in authenticity, confidence, and integrity to become the best leader you can be.
In 2021, Molly founded the Vellamo Leadership Institute to help women master their leadership mindsets and put into practice the lessons learned to be more effective leaders.

Molly has been a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) since 2002. She served on the NAWBO National Board of Directors for six years, including one year as Chair (2018-2019), is a past president and President Emeritus of the NAWBO Greater DC Chapter, and has served in several other leadership roles within the organization.

She currently serves as a delegate on the US delegation to the W20 – the G20 working group focused on women’s issues. She also currently serves on the Board of the Women in Business Initiative for George Mason University.

Molly holds a Masters of Science in Contract & Acquisition Management from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing from the College of William & Mary. She has a Graduate Certificate in Leadership from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.

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