Melanie Gates, the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Generation Gates Girl LLC, achieved her B.S in Entrepreneurship from the University of Central Missouri. After learning the ends and outs of corporate structure and strategy, Gates is now committed to utilizing her entrepreneurial know-how at the table of Generation Gates Girl, LLC.

Gates serves as an excellent role model to young women as she is the first university graduate of her siblings, and an activist for her community. Gates has organized protests for the justice of Travon Martin; as well as, raised funding for the victims of Jena 6. Her activism and passion for humanity is essential to the Generation Gates Girl, LLC team.