According to the results of a recent Women in Finance survey, more than half (52%) of women are dissatisfied with their career in one way or another; however less than a third of the women surveyed reported having a mentor or role model to support their careers.
By virtue of scarcity in numbers, women are missing out—and whether it manifests in the little things (finding your way to the ladies room) or the big things (finding your way to the boardroom), there are more stumbling blocks on the way to the top for women than for men.
Few know this lesson better than Caroline Ghosn, Co-Founder and CEO of The Levo League, the only technology start up dedicated to accelerating career development of young professional women
As women, “[w]e don’t structurally have access to traditional vertical mentors,” says Ghosn. “Many women at the top tiers of the business world are, for the most part, bereft of the traditional mentorship, networking, and lateral support opportunities available to men.”
Ghosn thinks she’s found the key to reducing that deficit: helping other career women. And so, armed with the spirit of “there’s plenty of room at the top,” and alongside Co-Founder Amanda Pouchot, the duo launched The Levo League in March 2012.
GoGirlFinance sat down with Caroline to get the scoop.