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Kathryn Minshew

  • Founder and CEO, The Muse
  • Future of work expert


Kathryn Minshew is the CEO and Founder of The Muse, the fastest-growing career platform that inspires over 75 million people a year to find their best-fit jobs, companies and careers, she is a pivotal force defining the future of work. Deeply passionate about building trusted brands that help individuals navigate their careers and help organizations attract and retain great people, Kathryn has pioneered the personalized, engaged career and job discovery experience.

Kathryn made a name for herself as a determined, tenacious entrepreneur when she launched The Muse at age 26 after being rejected 148 times by venture capitalists when searching for seed money. Now, The Muse serves as one of Fast Company's “50 Most Innovative Companies in the World” and leads as an industry gold standard.

In today's turbulent job market, Kathryn reveals the current shift in the balance of power between employees and employers (in favor of the employee) and how companies can attract, and hold onto, valuable talent. Workers have more power than ever to advocate for their interests and companies need to listen and be flexible to maintain them. She offers unique, innovative insights and clear actions that companies can apply to their business to create a culture of innovation and experimentation in the workplace that will benefit all.

“We're seeing the rise of the values-based job seeker, and we're seeing businesses starting to realize that to retain their existing people—not to mention attract new ones—they have to behave very differently. The demand for quality experience will make those workplaces more resilient and supportive for employees of all ages.”

Kathryn is the host of the podcast and author of The Wall Street Journal best-selling book The New Rules of Work: The Muse Playbook for Navigating Your Career. She has addressed audiences on entrepreneurship and fundraising, leadership and management, building company culture, and making work more human. She has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg Television, NBC, FOX, Today, and has contributed to The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. She has also appeared at the World Economic Forum, Tribeca Film Festival: Tribeca Talks Daring Women Summit, and the Y Combinator's Female Founders Conference. Both Kathryn & The Muse have been named to Deloitte's “Technology Fast 500,” SmartCEO's “Future50 Visionary CEOs,” and Inc Magazine's “30 Under 35.”

Before founding The Muse, Kathryn worked at McKinsey & Company and introduced vaccines and healthcare infrastructure in Africa with the Clinton Health Access Initiative.


Keywords: retention, competitiveness, future of work, CEO, Author, Great resignation, talent development, organizational development

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