Ladies, we are at a pivotal and exciting time in history, where women are winning victories every day, from corporate boardrooms to the Senate Chamber. Women like Channing Dungey, the newly appointed president of ABC Entertainment, and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton are making bold strides to shatter glass ceilings, and raise the roof on new structures to benefit us all.
And while we have accomplished a lot and redefined what it means to be a successful woman, there is still a long way to go when it comes to parity.
That is why I created Mogul.
As the grandchild of a woman who worked to provide information access throughout Asia, I made a vow from a young age to follow in her footsteps, and help young girls across the world, especially those from war-torn, developing countries where women’s rights were not granted in any form.
By democratizing information and providing access to knowledge, I vowed Mogul’s mission would be to amplify women’s voices around the world so they could express their unfiltered opinions without fear, find community, inspiration, and learn new skills.
Now reaching 18 million women per week, our team is proud to say that Mogul has been successful in bringing our mission to life, and we have taken huge leaps to alleviate the issues that keep women from reaching their full potential.
Yet, this is just the beginning.
Why? Because #62MillionGirls still do not have access to an education, only 10%-20% of women are in leadership positions, and women’s “share of voice” (average proportion of representation on op-eds and boards) is a mere 15%.
Here is what we are doing to address the above issues:
(1) Mogul is creating access to knowledge via our Mogul Courses, which provide high-quality comprehensive skill-building across 10 subjects such as Finance, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship. For every course subscription, we partner with organizations internationally to offer free courses to girls in need.
(2) To address parity within the workplace, we are enabling companies to connect with and onboard female talent by posting job opportunities on Mogul. It is our goal to accelerate the rate at which parity would be reached, currently projected to be in the year 2085. We can bring down this year immensely through our efforts.
(3) Lastly, through information exchange, Mogul is providing women who don’t typically have a place to share their voice a safe place to express themselves and share their unfiltered opinions. We are thus instilling in girls the courage to reach their full potential and to know their worth. Through hearing other women’s inspiring stories, girls everywhere can know that they too can dare to dream, and that they can overcome any obstacle through perseverance.
And while our team is honored to have brought progress and hope to millions of women via our platform, we are only at the tip of our exciting journey here at Mogul when it comes to fulfilling gender equality. Until each girl has access to an education, or until women are treated fairly in every industry, whether it be Hollywood or politics, or until each girl is able to walk through the streets without fear of being attacked or is able to express her opinion without fear of being judged strictly because she is a woman, our team will not rest.
To celebrate Women's History Month in March, Mogul is honored to partner with prominent and trailblazing women such as Melissa Etheridge, Kelly Osbourne, Rosario Dawson, the stars of the TV show Glee & the Broadway hit Hamilton, YouTube megastar Lindsey Stirling, the first female NFL coach Jen Welter, and more, in order to lead the way for all women to have a voice worldwide. We hope each of their powerful messages will inspire all women to realize that they too can be moguls, and that they have the power to shape the world through their voices and actions.
We encourage you to join this exciting movement and to post on the platform why YOU are a mogul, using the hashtag #IAmAMogul in the title. Your story can make a difference in the lives of women everywhere.
Thank you for being a part of the Mogul community, and for being an integral part in the process of bringing positive change to women around the world.
Founder & CEO, Mogul