The Levo League community is an online social network designed for young professional women in the formative years of their career path.
Founder(s): Caroline Ghosn, Amanda Pouchot
Company: The Levo League
Location: New York, NY
1. We came up with the concept of The Levo League when:
We met on our first day at McKinsey &Company, a global management consulting firm, and quickly developed a friendship as we supported each other through the nebulous time of post-college professional life.
We realized that the resources we needed to succeed (whether they be tips on how to negotiate a raise or access to mentors who give us advice based on their personal experiences) weren’t available, and especially not in one easy-to-access place.
To create innovative solutions to societal problems, starting with the expansion of women’s resources and accelerated performance in the workforce.
3. One day I hope to:
Caroline: Meet people whose lives we have positively impacted.
Amanda: Change the way that young women perceive their success and the success of their peers; that they can freely celebrate it and each other rather than shy away from the spotlight.
4. Current obsession:
Caroline: I’m a design junkie and currently obsessed with Pinterest and understanding what drives our perception of beauty and successful product engagement.
Amanda: Central Park and all things ‘nature-y’, sporty and outdoorsy. I am also obsessed with cooking and the way it brings people together.
5. Favorite business tool:
Caroline: Productivity tools. I have recently explored TeuxDeux and Producteev and am looking for the sweet spot.
Amanda: Twitter. Amazing way to connect and engage with users, meet new people and get real time (albeit public) feedback and love!
6. Favorite book(s):
Amanda: Friedman’s That Used to Be Us, Professor Hinshaw’s The Tripple Bind, anything by Goughman and of course Harry Potter.
Caroline: I just finished Steve Jobs by Walter Issac and loved it.
7. Best place to unwind:
Caroline: Somewhere naturally beautiful with no cell access.
Amanda: The beach.
8. Would love to have dinner with:
Caroline: Lady Gaga – is she a theatrical method installation genius or astute music producer’s marionette?
Amanda: Dinner with the female Senators; would be really cool to see all of them interact across party lines. Can Hillary come too?
9. You can never have too many:
Amanda: Pens; the good ones — ink rollerball pens.
10. Essential business tip:
Caroline: Be proactive! Keep your outlook positive.
Amanda: Trust and believe in yourself. Always look for ways to improve. Surround yourself with people who believe in you and push you to be the best version of yourself.