Ms. Midwest Startup
Hello from Detroit, where I work in branding at a consumer goods startup, which involves a great deal of autonomy and strategy-based work despite its “soft” reputation. I’ve worked in startups since graduation, and have a real interest in entrepreneurship and developing equity and diversity within the ecosystem.
Undergrad School: William & Mary
Undergrad Major: Government, History
Age: 25, Ethnicity: White
Extracurriculars: Venture for America Fellow, Started a women's entrepreneurship conference, Freelance marketing for an early-stage pregnancy test startup, Volunteering with a Detroit small business owner to assist with marketing her business
Title: Brand Coordinator
Length of Employment: 2 yrs
Title: Editorial & Social Manager
Length of Employment: , 10 mos
Big Life Wins:
Started a conference for women in entrepreneurship during my time as a Venture for America fellow. 100 participants and a dozen speakers/panelists. In college, I developed the first diversity & inclusion policy for my sorority as president, it became a model for all campus organizations to adopt.
Post MBA Goal:
I’d like to develop a well-rounded profile (including focusing more on hard business skills) that will allow me to take on an operations or strategy role at a consumer goods startup and/or work in VC/Impact investing with attention toward creating more opportunities for diverse founders from places like Detroit.