So Money - Episode 717

Fran Hauser

The Myth of the Nice Girl Author

Are you a nice person? And do you feel this is an asset or a liability when it comes to climbing in your career or business? If you’re too nice, do you run the risk of some people not taking you seriously or thinking that you’re weak? On the other hand, if you’re mean or unkind, how can people really respect you?

Today we’re hearing from Fran Hauser who is tackling this issue head on with her new book: The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate. The book is out tomorrow and teaches how women – and everyone – can lead with kindness and strength.

Fran, who was the first person in her family to graduate college, has held leadership roles at some of the biggest media companies. Most notably she helped grow from 3 million to 30 million unique monthly visitors. She’s now a venture capitalist who is on a mission to help female founded companies grow and thrive.

To learn more about Fran’s upcoming book, please visit You can also follow her @Fran_Hauser on Twitter and on Instagram.

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