Member Spotlight: Mechelle Bailey

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Mechelle Bailey

Mechelle Bailey

Your current Company: 


Your current Title: 

Contracts Manager I

How long have you been in a Lean In Circle?

2 years

For you, what, so far, has been the highlight of your circle?

My circle provided a tremendous amount of support and friendship during the pandemic. They were literally my lifeline to the outside world when everything was shut down and gave me a reason to keep pushing forward during that time.

Tell us one thing about you that you are most proud of (personally or professionally).

I used to be a Long-Term Substitute teacher and during my first year of teaching, I received an award for being "Innovator of the Year". I was able to come up with creative ways to teach the lessons and keep the students engaged, which resulted in higher scores on student assessment tests.

What advice would you have for someone new to a Lean In circle?

Run, don't walk, and join a.s.a.p.! Having a group of women in the industry that you can be open and honest with, in a judgement-free zone is the best thing ever!

Please share one fun fact or life hack you may have.

I'm a foodie. I make it a habit to try a new restaurant at least 2-3 times a month. Secretly, I would love to be a food critic, you know the kind that sends then entire staff of a restaurant into an uproar when walking into a restaurant?