“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” ―Sheryl Sandberg
Heidi Melton is an accomplished sales leader and a dedicated advocate for women in technology. She graduated from Purdue University in 2013 with a degree in Corporate Communications. Currently serving as the Sales Leader at Yourco since November 2022, Heidi is responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans to drive business growth, market penetration, and customer acquisition. Her expertise lies in collaborating with leadership teams to define sales strategies, analyzing market trends, building strong client relationships, and providing mentorship to sales representatives.
Heidi's professional achievements include passing the National General Contractors License exam in just three months, a feat accomplished by less than 1% of women nationally. In 2018, she was nominated for the Rising Star and Risk Taker awards at the Leading Lights Gala for Women & HiTech. And in a recent sales role she successfully grew revenue from $1.8 million to over $5.9 million for a manufacturing business within just five months. With a proven track record, Heidi has been a leading sales professional in Indianapolis since 2014.
Heidi's commitment to Women & HiTech was sparked during the Spring Networking event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where she found inspiration in the stories of successful women who had made significant career pivots. Since then, she has actively participated in various events, including volunteering on committees like the 2022 Leading Lights committee, aligning with Women & Hi Tech's mission.
During her time on the Board of Directors, Heidi aims to launch fun and competitive initiatives that engage local businesses in Indianapolis with Women & Hi Tech. This may involve implementing a March Madness-style bracket series, encouraging corporate sponsors to compete in member engagement and donation to support the organization's scholarship programming.
Outside of work, Heidi indulges in her creative side through crafting, painting, and hiking. She also enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Dustin, and their two dogs. Heidi and Dustin are avid board gamers and have been attending Gen Con for the past seven years. They are passionate about supporting local businesses and exploring new restaurants and coffee shops.
For more information about Heidi Melton and her professional journey, you can visit her LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidimelton/