Carla M. Nikitaidis
Levo League Live Office Hours Chat With Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett Gets Social and Gives Access to the Next Generation of Women Leaders
NEW YORK, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Levo League, the leading social network dedicated to helping Gen Y women build connections to elevate their careers, is adding Warren Buffett to its roster of mentors next week with an Office Hours session broadcast, LIVE from Berkshire Hathaway on Tuesday, May 7, at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET.
Mr. Buffett is renowned as an advocate of women’s advancement in the workforce and stated in his recent article on Fortune, “Women are a major reason we will do so well.”
This upcoming event marks not only Mr. Buffett’s dedication to helping women, but also dedication to Gen Y as a whole. Mr. Buffett is making strides to speak to Gen Y through his just-released social media presence on Twitter and on Levo League with his mentorship profile. Starting Thursday May 2, users will have the ability to ask Mr. Buffett a question on his Levo League profile through an Ask A Question functionality. The first round of questions submitted will be answered during a live Q&A discussion with Mr. Buffett and Caroline Ghosn, CEO and Co-founder of Levo League. The Q&A will stream live at levoleague.com/office-hours, and also through social media outlets. Significant hashtags and handles for the event include: @levoleague, @WarrenBuffett, @carolineghosn, #officehours, #warrenbuffett.
"Warren Buffett believes in Gen Y women, and we are honored that he is using Levo League’s mentorship platform as an outlet for democratizing mentorship and providing women the support needed to elevate their careers,” says Ms. Ghosn.
In addition to Warren Buffett, Levo League’s mentorship platform launched with Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and 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.