10 Questions with The Levo League Founders Caroline Ghosn and Amanda Pouchot

Join us for an exclusive behind the scenes chat with The Levo League Founders, Caroline Ghosn and Amanda Pouchot. Find out their current obsessions, business tips and much...

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.

2. Ambition:

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.

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