This week…Oprah Winfrey confirmed she is the QUEEN OF EVERYTHING during her speech at the Golden Globes Sunday. Many say she is flirting with the idea of running for president, but are her powers better used outside the oval office? There are conflicting opinions out there. I guess it’s up to Ms. Winfrey to decide.
Last week, we were excited about our new logo, but now, we got a new name. The Boss Bitches Podcast is no more. We are now the Bosscast, think Podcast with the word BOSS in front. Why? Well, algorithms apparently hate the word, “B-I-T-C-H,” even though we were using it in a positive, empowering way. Algorithms can’t decipher between a positive podcast with the word bitch and a hateful speech filled podcast that may have an innocent sounding title (sadly there are a lot of negative, hate-rallying podcasts out there)…Anyway, I can’t fight the computer Gods, so Bosscast is it! Same great content, different name.
Our interview this week is with Jessica Brondo Davidoff, a 35-year-old serial entrepreneur. Negative feedback helped her start and successfully run two companies. At 22-years-old, she started The Edge in College Prep, a New York City based company that combines college test prep with admissions counseling. Eight years later, she started launched Admitted.ly, a web and mobile platform that utilized fun Buzzfeed-like quizzes to match students to their ideal colleges and universities. Admittedly raised more than 2 million dollars in seed-funding then in 2016, the company was acquired and is now called, MyOptions. The company has more than 6 million users and prides itself on being free for students to use so that all potential co-eds have a more equal playing field when it comes to college admissions.
A graduated of Princeton University, Jess loves working in education and tech. However, it hasn’t always been easy. From being shunned by female mentors who later reached out when she hit it big and sexual harassment, Jess says her path hasn’t always been perfect. However, she has surrounded herself with good people who have made helped make her businesses successful.
If you’re looking to launch a tech venture , Jess recommends 1. bartending, it allows for time during the day for meetings 2. start a company that is filling a deficiency or a need, 3. don’t be afraid of negative feedback, and 4. when pitching, make sure your power outfit is ready to go!
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