Hello Career Guru is the first artificial intelligence (AI) powered virtual career trainer/platform to help corporate women reach the C-suite or optimize their career potential. The custom-curated dashboard can be accessed via phone, computer, Siri or Alexa.
Hello Career Guru will ensure women have access to the most relevant resources to navigate and take ownership of their careers. Our mission as a social business venture is our total commitment to the empowerment of women and the celebration of their diversity. Our vision is to shape a world where women can make and navigate career paths that are atypical, resulting in a reimagined workplace, free of bias. Our goal is to close the gender gap by connecting, educating and elevating women.
The company was inspired by the success of the Women In Innovation (WIN) network. In just two months, over 500 women joined the “C-suite panel meet-up” to gain needed career training, networking and mentoring.
There is a serious lack of C-suite women across all industries in America. The most recent McKinsey and Lean In workplace study states that women start falling off the leadership path at the managerial level. For every 100 men promoted from entry level to manager, only 79 women are promoted. Given this trend and the current political climate, our company can truly help to change the world.
The current marketplace does not have a career trainer/guru platform that maps out a woman’s journey and aggregates various segments of professional development.
The marketplace for career guidance is comprised of four segments:
• 1:1 individual based coaching, mentoring and networking
• Networking events: subscription models for elite C-suite events
• Job Boards: free and subscription models
• Online Learning and Resources: networking communities, content and learning aggregators
Mapping out a career game plan is not a “nice to have,” it is a “must have.” 60% of households in America need dual incomes. Meanwhile, 40% of these working women are unable to find opportunities for their own career development. Business school female enrollment has remained flat at 37% for the past ten years. This trend is especially true for the millennials who have paved careers in the startup world. In addition, many corporations struggle to keep talented female professionals and don’t offer career planning or mentorship opportunities
Hello Career Guru is a machine-learning platform to help women create a game plan to reach the C-suite or optimize their professional career development. We are serving the digital native population which has great comfort using an array of online applications and dashboards. Hello Career Guru's long-term mission is a steadfast commitment to the empowerment of women and a celebration of their diversity.
Our target customer will use Hello Career Guru as a tracking, coaching and networking platform that can be used as an overlay to her company's corporate development plans. The woman will keep coming back to her platform on her phone, or computer or via Alexa to receive the latest articles and events and a heat map of success. The AI will allow the platform to grow with her career successes and challenges along the way.
Most important of all, Hello Career Guru will be a woman's personal career coach/guru no matter where she is in her journey, making what was once an exclusive service accessible to all.
Leveraging proprietary machine-learning algorithms, which build customer models based upon the unique data sets, Hello Career Guru creates a customized platform outlining potential career paths, including needed job training, behavior strategies, tailored content, aggregation of current women’s conferences, events and learning marketplaces, and coaching, mentor and networking matches.
The consumer experience starts with a survey on current responsibilities and future aspirations. The machine learning will then populate a dashboard customized to the woman’s individual needs. Since there is no one definition of success or one optimal path to achieve it, Hello Career Guru will help a woman define her own best path to fulfillment and happiness.
How Will We Spend The Money?
With $30,000, we will build the minimum viable product in order to provide a robust working demo/beta to showcase the algorithms and their outcomes. We will also continue to build our database of articles, networking groups, membership groups, courses to populate our library of relevant and newsworthy items to populate emails and dashboards. We would also develop the code for the data mining of these articles.
With a stretch goal of $75,000, we will be able to bring the platform to market.
Crowdfunding matches our vision of career mapping being accessible for all. Working with ifundwomen.com meets our ideal of being created by women for women. We are so excited that friends, family, work colleagues and inspired investors across the country can be part of our founding team.
Proud Graduates of the Y Combinator Startup School
This is a free 10-week online instructional program for startups along with online networking opportunities and working groups with our peers.
Our leadership has over 100+ years of experience, combining all the necessary skills – AI Technology and data science, content marketing and financial and management solutions:
Suzanna Keith-Founder & CEO
Founder, SK Concepts, a marketing and social media consulting business
Co-Founder, Women in Innovation
Social Media Disruptor and Established Blogger
Bryn Mawr College, B.A.
New York University, MBA
Kendall Egan-Co-Founder & COO
Senior Brand Strategist and Project Manager
Worked exclusively on startup branding, websites, social media and growth strategy for past 5 years
Built and exited a business, Gluten-Free Living Magazine
Boston College, B.A.
New York University, MBA
Mercedes Riley-Co-Founder & CFO
25 years’ experience of corporate finance and banking experience
New York University, MBA
President and CTO of AnthroTronix Inc.
25 years of AI and Robotics Experience
Former Marine, deployed in Desert Shield and Desert Storm
University of Maryland, B.S.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any feedback or questions. We so appreciate your support and thanks for making a difference for future generations!