Caroline Ghosn

Levo Founder and CEO

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What’s the Most Important Skill You Use That School Did Not Teach You?

School does not teach you persistence per se. It teaches you discipline, and yes, you have to consistently show up, but it's not the same as this gritty persistence that starts to become really important…

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How Do You Make One-on-Ones More Effective?

So, one-on-ones with employees are so important, and creating as much feedback inside of a loop as possible is critical. What I will say is that different people have different feedback tolerances. So first and…

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What Is Your Biggest Time-Saving Trick?

My biggest time-saving trick is short emails. I used to write these long emails where I wanted to be sure that my perspective was clearly communicated. And then I started to interact with some of…

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What’s Your Power Food?

My power food...man. So I have been on this entire wellness journey for the last two to three years, and I've talked about it with Betty many times. And I sort of hit this point where…

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How Do You Talk to Someone About Sensitive Topics Like Personal Hygiene?

Thankfully, the amount of times I've had to deliver feedback on sensitive subjects is very, very small. But what I would say is that your team...we're all human here, we all have feelings. I think…

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What Is a Unique Challenge Faced by Women Entrepreneurs?

So there are many challenges facing female entrepreneurs. I think one of the ones that, yes, there is a conversation that's already happening at the national scale around it, but no, it is not solved,…

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When Did You Know Your Business Was Validated?

So I love this whole question around, when did you know that your business was real and validated? Because if you speak to any entrepreneur, they don't ever feel that way. You never fully feel…

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How Do You Manage Your Emails?

So I used to manage my email in an unsustainable way. I used to spend hours and hours on email. I would have to catch up over the weekend just to get to inbox zero,…

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What Kinds of Questions Do You Ask in Your One-on-Ones?

So when I'm with my employees and we have one-on-ones, there are different altitudes of conversation that can happen, right? So there's almost like the ground-level conversation, which is tactical. "Hey, what's happening operationally? What's…

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Do You Have Any Tips for Managing Millennials?

Managing millennials, everybody's favorite topic, everybody's favorite topic. So, I really believe millennials get a bad rap, and I hear it all the time, because Levo is a millennial professional network—our average user age is…

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What’s a Specific Problem for Women in the Workplace?

I mean, it is so hard to disentangle what specific problem exists for women in the workplace because we're still so new at this. Like, if we zoom out over the course of human history,…

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What’s the Most Surprising Thing You’ve Learned About Your Customers?

The most surprising thing I've learned about my customers is that, no matter what's happening, no matter what the business need is with the customer, whether they're trying to better understand millennials or better reach…

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What Do You Hope People Get Out of Listening to Your Answers?

I'm always seeking to be extremely actionable in the things that I share with people. My goal, always, is to inspire and elevate, and really democratize some of the pieces of mentorship that people don't…

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Where Did You Get the Idea for Your Company?

So I got the idea for Levo from personal experience, from personally feeling the pain point that we're trying to solve for the users in our community. Specifically, I graduated from college—and I'm the first woman…

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What’s the Biggest Mistake When Raising Money?

So the biggest mistake that people make when they're raising money, based on what I've seen, what I've experienced, what I've seen from my friends who are in the founder community, is that, founders, especially…

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When Did Customer Feedback Make You Change Something?

So, customer feedback is such a gift, because customers are not obligated to give you feedback. They can simply walk away, and so I always, always, first and foremost, thank our customers whenever we receive…

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What Did You Stop Doing After Becoming a CEO?

One thing I realized early on was the effect that my energy had on the rest of my team. I think that's something I underestimated before becoming a CEO. And so I realized that it…

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"Founded Levo League in 2012 to help Gen Y women build connections"

Caroline Ghosn is the Co-Founder and CEO of Levo, a company that’s using technology to mentor and arm its members with the tools needed to build excellence – to develop their talent, make connections, and learn from each other. Launched in 2012 with offices in New York and San Francisco, Levo has become the largest and fastest-growing Gen Y movement in the workplace. Ghosn has raised more than $8 million from individual angel investors, including Sheryl Sandberg, Fran Hauser, Susan Lyne, and Gina Bianchini.

Caroline and Co-Founder Amanda Pouchot hatched the concept of Levo while working at McKinsey & Company, where they were inspired by their personal experiences to provide young professionals with the tools necessary for personal and professional success. At Levo, Caroline has spearheaded the Office Hours virtual mentorship chats with influencers Moira Forbes, Kathy Calvin and Warren Buffett, amongst others.

Caroline was named by Fast Company as one of the most creative people in business, and by Mashable as a female founder every entrepreneur should know. She has spoken at prestigious conferences, including the World Economic Forum 2014, Bloomberg’s The Next Big Thing Summit, and LeWeb. Ghosn graduated with Honors from Stanford University with a B.A. in International Political Economy and Economics.