In this episode we sit down with Georgene Huang and Romy Newman, the co-founders of Fairygodboss, a diversity and inclusion tech marketplace where ambitious women can meet and rate employers, and act as a gender equality job board and community.
We talk about the genesis of the firm, how Georgene and Romy came from the New York corporate community and yearned to be entrepreneurs together, and how the timing and mission of the firm fits perfectly in today’s world.
Fairygodboss – https://fairygodboss.com/
Georgene Huang – Georgene Huang is the CEO and Co-founder of Fairygodboss. Previously she ran the enterprise business at Dow Jones and was a Managing Director at Bloomberg Ventures. She is a regular contributor to Forbes. Georgene is a graduate of Cornell and Stanford Universities.
Romy Newman – Romy Newman is the President and Co-Founder at Fairygodboss. Previously, she was the Head of Strategic Partner Development at Chartbeat and Head of Digital Advertising for The Wall Street Journal, overseeing sales, marketing and operations for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network. Before joining The Journal, Romy held marketing positions at Google and Estee Lauder and was also a strategy consultant for a boutique media firm called Kannon Consulting, where she advised top management for Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.
Romy graduated with a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and an MBA in Strategy, Finance & Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.