How This 29-Year-Old Built A Global Media Empire For Women

 

Tiffany Pham is the founder of Mogul, a website reaching more than 18 million women across 198 countries. Mogul connects women to trending content, including stories, products, and jobs personalized to their interests.

After graduating from Yale and Harvard Business School, Tiffany went on to hold multiple roles within media simultaneously. At CBS, within TV and radio, with the Beijing government, collaborating with the vice mayor on a new venture bridging cultural gaps between the U.S. and China, and producing feature films and documentaries highlighting social issues that needed more global awareness.

Hundreds of letters from young women worldwide came flooding in- and eventually thousands of letters per day, asking for advice from Tiffany.

She then had her light bulb moment and realized that women needed a platform whereby millions can exchange insights from the ground level, where we could share our careers, our lives, our journeys. And from that exchange of information, we can gain access to knowledge from one another and become stronger and better.

Every day she worked three jobs, and then at night at 3a.m. she would sit down at the kitchen table and teach herself how to code Ruby on Rails. Wow!

Did you know women represent just 10 to 20 percent of top leadership positions in the U.S? Mogul aim to encourage those in hiring positions to seek top talent, beyond what they may sometimes be used to or comfortable with. For this reason, Mogul enables users to post jobs and tap top female talent on our platform. Otherwise, it will take until 2085 for women to reach parity with men.

Also there are 62 million girls around the world who do not have access to an education. This has inspired Mogul to create and offer Mogul mentorship and courses, providing women a mentorship channel that they can email 24/7 with questions across life and career and from which they receive an immediate response, accompanied by 10 award-winning courses developed by experts.

For every subscriber of the mentorship and courses, they provide access for free to the 62 million girls internationally in need of this invaluable resource. So here are her top tips for getting ahead:

Collaborate to get your foot in the door.
Find industry leaders with where you interests lie, and obtain warm introductions through mutual connections. Learn what opportunities might enable you to collaborate with them in order to learn from them. Whatever task you’re given, whatever partnership you agree to, ensure that you overdeliver for them. Earn their trust, and build a genuine friendship.

Establish your vision of what you would like to accomplish in 10 years
Then backwards from five years to now. Whatever it is you would like to create, rapidly prototype this idea. Then, listen to others and incorporate their feedback.

Community
Be kind. Be authentic. Be generous. Stay in touch with why you wanted to start this company in the first place, why it’s important for the world.

 

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