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Kathryn Minshew




Kathryn Minshew is an entrepreneur, author, and investor who has spent over a decade focused on building a more human Future of Work. Kathryn co-founded The Muse in 2011 and pioneered the concept of values-based job search. She led the business as CEO from 2011-2023, and under her leadership The Muse grew from 0 to 70+ million annual users and was named one of Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World.

In 2022, Kathryn led The Muse's acquisition of, the largest online career community for women. Fairygodboss serves over 10 million women with a supportive community, tactical advice, live and virtual events, and over 50,000 employee reviews on gender equity and womens' experience inside thousands of companies.

Kathryn is an active advisor, angel investor (majority in female founded companies), and an Operating Partner with XFactor Ventures, designed to be the “first check” in female founded companies. She is a frequent advocate for equity in the technology industry, as well as the world writ large.

Kathryn is also a frequent speaker and author on the topics of talent and culture, leadership, entrepreneurship and the future of work. Her first book, “The New Rules of Work” (Crown Business, April 2017), was a Wall Street Journal national bestseller. She has spoken at MIT and Harvard, contributed to Fortune and the Harvard Business Review, and appeared on The TODAY Show and CNN. In addition, Kathryn & The Muse have been named to the Fortune Founders Forum, Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, Marie Claire’s The New Guard, SmartCEO's Future50 Visionary CEOs, New York on Tech’s Disruptors and Innovators, Inc.’s 30 Under 35 and Female Founders 100, One Young World’s Entrepreneur of the Year and many more.

Separately, Kathryn is a Co-Producer of three musicals opening on Broadway in 2024, including SUFFS, based on suffragists and the American women's fight for equality, Water for Elephants, and Cabaret.

Prior to founding The Muse, Kathryn worked on vaccine introduction in Rwanda and Malawi with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and, before that, was at management consultancy McKinsey & Company.