She is author of “Stepping Out of Line: Lessons for Women Who Want it Their Way in Life, in Love, and at Work."
Merlino is also the founder and President of Strategy Communication Action, Ltd. in New York City, a firm specializing in the creation of public education campaigns that motivate people to act.
She is a member of the U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy, and was appointed a Pathways Envoy by the U.S. State Department to promote women’s business growth through South and North America.
Merlino is the creative force behind Take Our Daughters to Work Day, which moved more than 71 million Americans to participate in a day dedicated to giving girls the opportunity to dream bigger about future. Through Count Me In, Merlino is now inspiring women entrepreneurs to dream big and achieve more. She is leading a global movement to empower women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses to $1m and beyond by providing tools and resources.