So Money - Episode 571

Kathryn Minshew

Founder & CEO of The Muse

Our guest today received 148 rejections from investors when trying to launch her online company. She hardly gave up. Kathryn Minshew is the founder and CEO of The Muse, a career platform that is used by over 50 million people to land dream jobs, learn professional skills and take their careers to the next level.

So much for rejection right?

Not only is The Muse thriving, Kathryn is wearing the hat of author these days, out with a new book entitled The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career. In the book, Kathryn and her business partner Alexandra Cavoulacos offer a guide for the modern workplace.

More about Kathryn: Besides not being a quitter, she’s been named to SmartCEO’s Future50 and Inc’s 35 under 35. Prior to founding The Muse, she worked in Rwanda with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and also worked as a consultant at McKinsey and Company.

In the interview we discuss not just her advice for staying competitive in today’s job market but how she, herself, managed to launch The Muse with very little money. She received 148 rejections from investors…and she didn’t want to throw in the towel then? Hear how she fought adversity and leveraged being underestimated to build a successful and thriving company.

If you’d like to learn more about Kathryn visit or follow her on Twitter @kmin.

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