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Podcast Interview with Georgene​ ​Huang

Why it was selected for “CBNation Architects”: In episode IAM139 of the I AM CEO podcast, host Gresham Harkless interviews Georgene Huang, CEO and co-founder of Fairygodboss. Fairygodboss is the largest career community for women, providing information on work-life balance, salary, maternity leave policies, and how companies treat women.

In the interview, Georgene discusses her passion for improving the workplace for women, her background in business and finance, and the challenges she faced in starting and growing Fairygodboss. She also shares insights into effective leadership and offers advice for entrepreneurs and business owners looking to make a difference in their communities.

Overall, the episode provides valuable insights into the world of women's career development and the mindset and strategies needed to succeed as a CEO and co-founder of a community-driven organization.

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Georgene​ ​Huang Teaser 00:00

Women are really having conversations on site with each other. It's not always about their specific job, but it might be something like, should I change my last name using it professionally after getting married? Or it might be about something in the political and news sphere, there are active conversations about the Brett Kavanaugh hearings for example, with what's going on.

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So these conversations have become sort of the lifeblood of the community and are helping us become a weekly and daily habit or even when they're not looking for job.

Intro 00:31

Do you want to learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales, and grow your business from successful entrepreneurs, startups, and CEOs, without listening to a long, long, long interview?

If so, you've come to the right place. Gresham Harkless values your time and is ready to share with you precisely the information you're in search of.

This is the I AM CEO podcast.

Gresham Harkless 00:56

Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast and I appreciate you listening to this episode. If you've been listening this year, you know that we hit 1600 episodes at the beginning of this year. We're doing something a little bit different where we're repurposing our favorite episodes around certain categories or topics or as I like to call them, the business pillars that we think are going to be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business owners, and what I like to call the CB nation architects who are looking to level up their organizations.

This month we are focused on our greatest asset: talent management, and hiring. Think from great resignation to the great renovation. And if you disagree with me, maybe these episodes might be especially for you. Life and especially business has changed. It has forced those that are within organizations to look differently at talent and how it's being managed. When we talk about change, think about it, we have to realize that business as usual is no longer here and that's evident in attracting and retaining clients, but also in setting up people within organizations to succeed. Think onboarding, think DEI- diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. How it is working from home and even going back into the office.

Things are different in this month. We are going to explore these topics by featuring CEO hacks and CEO nuggets, but also interviews that focus on these changes and how organizations can make sure they care for and attract the most valuable asset, their people. Sit back and enjoy this special episode of the I AM CEO podcast.

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Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast and I have a very special guest on the show today I have Georgene Huang of Fairygodboss. Georgene, it's awesome to have you on a show.

Georgene​ ​Huang 02:26

It's great to be with you.

Gresham Harkless 02:27

I appreciate you for taking some time out what I wanted to do was read a little bit more about Georgene so you can hear about all the awesome things that she's doing.

Georgene is obsessed with improving the workplace for women. She's a CEO and co-founder of Fairygodboss, the largest career community for women to discover the hard to find intel on work life balance, salary, maternity policies, and how companies treat women. Previously, she ran the enterprise business at Dow Jones and was a managing director at Bloomberg Ventures. She's a graduate of Cornell and Stanford Universities.

Georgene, are you ready to speak to the I AM CEO community?

Georgene​ ​Huang 03:02

Yes, I am.

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