National Association of Professional Women Inducts Melanie Lewis, Principal Ombuds, Baker Hughes, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Melanie Lewis selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

I’m pleased to recognize Melanie with this important honor. Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Melanie Lewis as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 775,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to recognize Melanie with this important honor,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.”

For the past three years, Melanie Lewis has been the Principal Ombuds at Baker Hughes in Houston, TX. She oversees all aspects of the organizational ombuds office’s operations and offerings to ensure effective performance and deliver its missions and goals. She also serves as Chief Designated Independent, Neutral, Confidential and Informal Conflict Management Practitioner for the company.

Ms. Lewis is a highly skilled leader in conflict management and a valued contributor to strategic initiatives resulting in a positive workplace environment. Her expertise is in conflict resolution, mediation, negotiation, ombudsing, dispute resolution program design, organizational effectiveness and change management.

Ms. Lewis is a Board Member in Certification of Organizational Ombudsman Practitioners (CO-OP), as well as supporting Society for Human Resources Professionals, Association for Conflict Resolution, International Ombudsman Association and CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution. She has obtained her Bachelor’s in Political Science from Tulane University, an MBA in Business from Kennesaw State University and most recently received a Juris Doctor from South Texas, College of Law.

Awards & Accomplishments: Bachelor’s, Tulane University, Political Science; Master’s, Kennesaw State University, Business; Juris Doctor, South Texas College of Law, Law

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NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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