Caroline Ghosn

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Caroline Ghosn

Caroline Ghosn (born January 29, 1987) is an American businesswoman. She is the eldest child of former Nissan and Renault CEO, Carlos Ghosn. In 2011, she founded Levo (formerly Levo League), a professional network dedicated to helping millennials navigate the workplace, and has been managing its development since then.

Ghosn is an active member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community[1] and attended and spoke at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos in 2014.[2]

Ghosn was recognized by Fast Company as one of the Most Creative People in Business in 2013. Ghosn was presented as a debutante at the Bal des débutantes in Paris in 2006.[3]

Education[edit]

Ghosn graduated from Stanford University in 2008[4] with a B.A. in International Political Economy and Environmental economics.[5] She has lived in six countries and speaks four languages.[6]

Business career[edit]

After graduating, Ghosn went to work for strategic consultancy McKinsey and Company as a Business Analyst and then Sustainability and Resource Productivity Fellow, focused on clean-tech and the environment.[7]

In 2011 Ghosn left her position to found Levo to help millennials achieve success in the workplace.[8]

Ghosn currently serves as the CEO and Chairman of Levo's Board of Directors. Levo has an audience of over 9 million members globally, and 30 local Levo chapters around the world.[9] The company has raised more than $9 million in angel investment with prominent investors including Gina Bianchini, Fran Hauser, Susan Lyne, and Lubna Olayan.[10] Former Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, is also an investor in Levo and a personal mentor to Ghosn.[11]

As part of Levo's “Office Hours” series, Ghosn has interviewed leading businessmen and women, and influencers, including Warren Buffett, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand,[12] actor Kevin Spacey,[13] journalist Soledad O’Brien and designer Nanette Lepore.[11]

Ghosn has spoken at a number of international conferences, including the 2014 World Economic Forum,[2] Bloomberg's The Next Big Thing Summit,[14] AMEX's CEO Bootcamp,[15] and Cosmo’s Fun Fearless Life conference with Joanna Coles.[16]

Since launching Levo, Ghosn has been named to Fast Company’s list of the Most Creative People in Business in 2013.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Ghosn is the eldest child of former Nissan and Renault CEO, Carlos Ghosn.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caroline Ghosn". Global Shapers Community. World Economic Forum. Archived from the original on October 31, 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Dalenberg, Alex (January 21, 2014). "Here's an upstart going to Davos with a message for the global who's who". Upstart Business Journal. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  3. ^ Nikkhah, Roya (2006-11-26). "Belles of the billionaires' ball". Telegraph. Retrieved 2016-10-30.
  4. ^ Kiefer, Elizabeth (September 23, 2014). "Dream Jobs: Caroline Ghosn of Levo League Is One Awesomely Inspiring CEO". Teen Vogue. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  5. ^ Medeiros, Joao (August 2, 2012). "The league of extraordinary women". Wired. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  6. ^ Chan, Claudia (February 14, 2014). "Elevating Millennial Women in the Workplace". The Story Exchange. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  7. ^ Change, Angie (March 16, 2012). "Choose Investors Thoughtfully: The Levo League Founders". Women 2.0. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  8. ^ Pham, Tiffany (January 28, 2015). "How She Did It: Caroline Ghosn, From Consultant to CEO of Leading Women's Social Network". Forbes. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  9. ^ Morris, Alison (November 21, 2014). "Levo: professional networking for women". FOX 5 NY. Archived from the original on April 12, 2015. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  10. ^ Hall, Gina (July 24, 2014). "This company wants to put Sheryl Sandberg in your pocket". Bizwomen. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  11. ^ a b Abrams, Rachel (February 11, 2014). "Online Career Site Receives $7 Million Angel Investment". The New York Times. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  12. ^ Hall, Gina (July 24, 2014). "This company wants to put Sheryl Sandberg in your pocket". Bizwomen. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  13. ^ Lepore, Meredith (December 23, 2014). "Life Lessons and Career Advice from House of Cards's Kevin Spacey". InStyle. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  14. ^ Bloomberg Staff (June 17, 2014). "Pitch Roulette: Speeding Mentoring and Going Big". Bloomberg TV. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  15. ^ Fallon, Nicole (November 4, 2014). "Social Media for Startups: Entrepreneurs Share 5 Key Lessons". Business News Daily. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  16. ^ Smith, Jacquelyn (November 14, 2014). "3 Pieces Of Career Advice From Cosmo Editor-In-Chief Joanna Coles". Business Insider. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  17. ^ Schulte, Erin (May 13, 2013). "71. CAROLINE GHOSN". Fast Company. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  18. ^ Sellers, Patricia (March 20, 2012). "Powerful women fund Gen-Y startup". Fortune. Retrieved April 6, 2015.