Meet me at GHC, Answering Your Career Crises, and Connect with Female Leaders Through This Program...
If you’re attending GHC next week or you’re local to Orlando, let’s hang out! I’m hosting a Gen She meetup on Wednesday, Sep 27 from 6-8pm EDT (exact location TBD)...
Thursday, September 21, 2023
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I’ll see you at GHC! 😉
If you’re attending GHC next week or you’re based in Orlando, let’s hang out! I’m hosting a Gen She meetup on Wednesday, Sep 27 from 6-8pm EDT. Sign up here.
Gen She Boston Meetup
The meetup I hosted in Boston a few weeks ago was unforgettable and I’m so grateful to have met so many of you in person. Not missing the chance to meet more Gen She girlies in Orlando.
🎙️ Now Live: Avni’s Solo Series: It’s Not That Deep & Mady’s Big Career Comeback as a Former Founder
My solo pod has launched! I’m kicking off this series called, “It’s Not That Deep”, with an episode answering your career crises. In future episodes, I want to go beyond career to discuss other important topics such as relationships, imposter syndrome, side hustles, personal development, etc. Need some advice or got a topic you want me to discuss? Submit it here.
Some career crisis submissions I answer in this episode 💌
I chat with former Herd social founder, Mady Dewey, about her career beginnings at Google, building and abruptly shutting down her social app that grew to 60K users, achieving her dream of becoming a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, rapidly growing a community of 87K on TikTok, and more!
Sometimes you gotta think like a man: On Letting Team Members Go 🤔
I started Gen She with the goal of empowering ambitious women, so naturally I also care deeply about the well-being of the women who work for me. Empathy and compassion are undoubtedly superpowers in a woman’s arsenal, but in certain situations it can also be the cause of her downfall.
What does that mean exactly? In owning a business, that could look like: 1) keeping someone employed when business needs have changed, 2) expanding the team more than necessary, 3) holding back constructive criticism or hard truths to save emotions. Sometimes we get so caught up in the desire to uplift everyone else that we leave ourselves behind. That’s what can lead to failure and that’s where thinking like a man comes in.
As a founder, sometimes you’ll encounter a situation where you have to make the incredibly tough call to let someone go even though you think they’re an amazing person. Reality is, you need to let go of things that are no longer serving you so your company can sustain and grow. You should, of course, do your best to help that person find their next opportunity. 😊
My main point is that you need to prioritize yourself, contrary to what most of us grew up being taught. You’re the one that’s going to make or break the company so you need to optimize for the highest chances of success. Gaining confidence with that mindset now will help you make the impossible, possible.
What’s new on our job board 🔥
… and more! 😉
Don’t miss this 👀
PSA for all early-career (and transitioning career) women: this program will connect you with female leaders in a variety of industries to help you achieve your career goals.
This former founder spent 3 years building her menstrual products startup and was SO close to success until everything came crashing down in a matter of days.
That’s all for this week! Have an amazing day! 😄
❤️ Avni, Founder @ Generation She
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