Kathryn Minshew

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Kathryn Minshew
Kathryn Minshew.jpg
Born (1985-10-30) October 30, 1985 (age 33)
New Jersey
OccupationEntrepreneur
author
writer
public speaker
ResidenceNew York City
NationalityAmerican
Alma materDuke University
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Website
themuse.com

Kathryn Minshew is the CEO and co-founder of The Muse, a career-development platform.[1]

Career[edit]

Minshew was a management consultant at McKinsey.[2] She worked for the Clinton Health Access Initiative until 2010, when she co-founded Pretty Young Professionals,[3] a networking site for young professional women.[4]

In 2011, Minshew co-founded The Muse (originally called The Daily Muse),[1] a "career platform and job discovery tool serving more than 5 million professionals worldwide,"[5] with Alexandra Cavoulacos and Melissa McCreery. Minshew is the CEO of The Muse and Cavoulacos is the COO.[6] The Muse has raised $28.7 million in total funding from 22 Investors.[7] The Muse was accepted into tech accelerator YCombinator for the Winter 2012 class.[8]

Recognition and awards[edit]

She was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media list in 2011[9] and 2012.[10] Minshew and her co-founders were also on the Inc. 2012 list of 15 Women to Watch in Tech.[11] She has been featured in publications including Wired,[12] Forbes,[13] Inc.,[14] Huffington Post,[15] Teen Vogue,[16] and Stylecaster.[17]

Minshew represented The Daily Muse in the Wall Street Journal Startup of the Year competition in Fall 2013, where she made the finals.[18]

In 2016, Minshew was named a New York Future 50 Award winner by SmartCEO magazine[19] and a Workforce Magazine 2016 Game Changer.[20] Minshew was also an EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist in 2016.[21] Minshew and her co-founder were named to the Silicon Alley 100 in 2012[22] and 2015.[23]

Minshew was also featured in the "Global Citizen" campaign by Tumi in 2014[24] and the "Women of Substance" campaign by Anthropologie[25] in 2015.

Writing and speaking[edit]

Minshew has contributed to publications including Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Inc..[26][27][28] She has been featured as a career expert on programs including The Today Show, Bloomberg Television, FOX, MSNBC.[29][30][31][32] In addition, Minshew is a frequent speaker at Technology, Media and Human Capital events, in 2016 appearing at the Tribeca Film Festival: Tribeca Talks Daring Women Summit, The Next Web Europe, Y Combinator's Female Founders Conference, Employer Branding Strategies Conference, NCHRA's Recruiting & Selection Conference and numerous others.[33][34][35][36][37]

Values and inspirations[edit]

For Anthropologie's Women of Character feature, Minshew shared some of her values and inspirations. These included:

Books[edit]

2017: The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career (co-authored with Alexandra Cavoulacos), Crown Business, 336 pages. ISBN 9780451495679

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wang, Jennifer. "How 5 Successful Entrepreneurs Bounced Back After Failure". entrepreneur.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  2. ^ "Kathryn Minshew". Forbes. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  3. ^ davis, noah (September 26, 2013). "What Makes You So Smart, Kathryn Minshew? – Pacific Standard". Medium. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  4. ^ "Pretty Young Professional | CrunchBase". www.crunchbase.com. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  5. ^ "Kathryn Minshew – Founder & CEO @ The Muse | CrunchBase". www.crunchbase.com. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  6. ^ "The Muse – Career advice and better job search". themuse.com. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  7. ^ "The Muse | CrunchBase". www.crunchbase.com. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  8. ^ "Kathryn Minshew and Alex Cavoulacos – The Muse – YC Female Founder Stories". YC Female Founder Stories. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  9. ^ 30 Under 30 2011 "Forbes: 30 Under 30: Media". Forbes. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
  10. ^ 30 Under 30 2012 "Forbes: 30 Under 30: Media". Forbes. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  11. ^ 15 Women to Watch in Tech "Inc: 15 Women to Watch in Tech". inc.com. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
  12. ^ "Woman-Led VC Firms Are on the Rise—And Raising Lots of Cash". Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  13. ^ Forbes, Moira. "Why You Always Need A 'Ride Or Die' Investor And Other Top Advice on Getting Funded". Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  14. ^ "Kathryn Minshew: How to Get the Most Out of Every Interview". August 27, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  15. ^ Journalist, Nusha Balyan Multimedia; Exchange, The Story (July 18, 2013). "Kathryn Minshew: Helping Women Find Their Muse". HuffPost. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  16. ^ Dwyer, Kate. "You Need to Read This Advice For Landing Your First Job". Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  17. ^ "Career Advice From a CEO Whose Job Is to Dole It Out". September 16, 2015. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  18. ^ "WSJ Startup of the Year' Finalists Make Their Case". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  19. ^ "2016 New York Future 50: The Muse". Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  20. ^ "The Muse CEO Kathryn Minshew Recognized as a Workforce Magazine 2016 Game Changer". Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  21. ^ "EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Finalists". Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  22. ^ Shontell, Alyson (October 25, 2012). "2012 Silicon Alley 100: 1–100". Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  23. ^ "SILICON ALLEY 100: Meet the most inspiring and influential people in New York tech right now". Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  24. ^ "Tumi North America Site | Kathryn Minshew US". Kathryn Minshew US. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  25. ^ Anthropologie (September 25, 2015). "In Her Own Words: Kathryn Minshew – Anthropologie Blog". Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  26. ^ "Never Say No to Networking". hbr.org. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  27. ^ "How I've Made Smart Hires as My Company Quadupled in 10 Months". Fast Company. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  28. ^ "4 Interview Questions Smart Leaders Ask to Create Great Culture". inc.com. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  29. ^ "How to land the perfect job". today.com. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  30. ^ "Millennial Job Seekers Shaped by Recession: Minshew". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  31. ^ "On the Job Hunt? Tweet Your Resume". foxbusiness.com. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  32. ^ "Four Tips for Successfully Interviewing Prospective Employees". americanexpress.com. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  33. ^ "Tribeca Talks Daring Women Summit". tribecafilm.com. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  34. ^ "TNW Conference Europe Speakers 2016". thenextweb.com. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  35. ^ "Female Founders Conference Speakers". femalefoundersconference.org. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  36. ^ "Employer Branding Strategies Conference: Kathryn Minshew". employerbrandingstrategies.com. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  37. ^ "NCHRA Recruiting & Selection Conference Details". nchra.org. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  38. ^ a b "Minshew on her values and inspirations".

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