Carla M. Nikitaidis
Levo League Gives Mentorship a Makeover
New Online Platform Launches at Live Office Hours with Sheryl Sandberg
New York, NY, April 04, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Levo League, the leading social network dedicated to helping Gen Y women build connections to elevate their careers, kicked off the launch of a revolutionary new mentorship platform with debut guest mentor Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook.
"I’m so excited to be partnering with Levo League. I’m so excited to see what Levo League… can do. I’m so excited to see what your generation can do," stated Sheryl Sandberg at her live Office Hours discussion at the Paley Center on April 3, 2013. "What social media gives us is the power to do things like Levo League is doing. It gives us the power to launch something where you can ask a mentor a question, and you… can share those responses with everyone else." Sandberg’s advice can be viewed at levoleague.com/office-hours.
"Sheryl is an iconic role model for our generation—her message around leaning in resonates with our community, and we are truly honored she is dedicating her time to kick off this exciting new chapter for Levo," says Caroline Ghosn, Co-founder and CEO of Levo League.
"Levo is giving mentorship a makeover by granting users direct access to experts across industries, both online and offline, that they would not normally have access to," says Amanda Pouchot, Co-founder and Chief Community Officer at Levo League.
In addition to Sheryl Sandberg, Levo League’s mentorship platform launched with over 30 featured mentors including Fran Hauser, President of the Digital Style & Entertainment Group at Time, Inc.; Sallie Krawcheck, Former President of Global Wealth & Investment Management at Bank of America; Bozoma Saint John, Director of Music & Entertainment Marketing at PepsiCo; and Lauren Anderson, Former Assistant Special Agent in Charge at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
"Mentorship is a fundamental part of the success equation for advancing the leadership of Gen Y women. Through exchanging advice and sharing common interests, women can get the feedback they need to increase their self-awareness and elevate their careers," says Tiffany Dufu, Chief Leadership Officer at Levo League.
Levo League’s mentorship platform offers a Quora-style Q&A between Levo users and featured mentors, and facilitates connections based on compatibility. Users can search for specific advice by category, and curate their activity feeds by following featured mentors and other Levo members.
"We are excited to pioneer technology that facilitates emotional connections online. Our focus is on making both mentors and users feel comfortable, open, and ready to start the conversation," says Sara Chipps, CTO of Levo League. For more information on how to use Levo League’s mentorship platform, a tutorial video is available at levoleague.com/mentors.
Levo League is a thriving online and offline community of young professionals, role models, and innovative companies taking Gen Y by storm. Levo, the Latin root of the word "elevate," encompasses Levo League’s mission: to elevate your career. Join Levo to discover the best job opportunities, master new skills, and connect with a growing global network to start accelerating your success now. Launched in 2012 by Caroline Ghosn and Amanda Pouchot, Levo League encourages women to build a social network devoted to career development and has garnered support from renowned investors including Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook; Susan Lyne, CEO of AOL’s Brand Group; and Gina Bianchini, Founder of Mightybell.