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Molly Gimmel

Founder & Chief MentorVellamo 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.

D2DInc appeared four times on the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies in the US, from 2014 thru 2017. D2DInc was ranked #32 on the Women Presidents Organization’s list of Fastest Growing Women Owned Companies in 2016.

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 Master Your Mindset. 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 step by step 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 Advisory Board of the Women in Business Initiative for George Mason University.

Molly was named an Enterprising Woman of the Year in 2014 by Enterprising Women magazine and serves on the Enterprising Women Advisory Board. She received a Brava Award from Smart CEO magazine in 2015 recognizing outstanding female CEOs in the DC Metropolitan Area.

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.

Additional topics: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Mentorship

Molly Gimmel

My working hours are in the following time zone: America/New_York

My region is: Washington, DC, USA

Topics I speak about include:

  • Business
  • Community

Language(s) I can present in:

  • English


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