Interview with Brave Conference speaker, Elissa Montanti

Elissa Montanti Q&A

Ahead of our Brave Conference in New York we caught up with one of our speakers, Elissa Montanti, Founder and Director of The Global Medical Relief Fund (GMRF) to find out what makes her a brave leader.

What have you learned since founding Global Medical Relief Fund for Children?
That your success is fueled by your passion 

What’s the greatest challenged you faced at work and did you have to be particularly brave to overcome it?
Funding and getting people (contributors) on board to see the importance of my mission.

Persistence was my bravery.

How do you manage your energy to be a successful and productive leader?
Believe wholeheartedly in your goal and don't allow roadblocks.

If needed, take a detour to your intended destination.

Which leader most inspires you most?
I'm going to say, Martin Luther King. Because he believed in his mission when no one else did, not even his own father.

He propelled and conquered. 

My three take away tips for bravery are: 

1. Step out of your comfort zone 

2. Fake it until you make it. 

3. Don't let negativity consume you. It only builds walls you won't dare to break down - Believe in yourself and your values. 


Are you attending our Brave Conference in New York? Let us know who was your favourite speaker on Twitter, tag us in your photos on Instagram and see the official photos on our Facebook page and interviews on YouTube.

By Orianna Rosa Royle, Digital Assistant at The Marketing Society

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