Today, many aspiring MBAs and MBA graduates want to join start-ups or launch such companies themselves. Is entrepreneurship as exciting as it seems? Is it really for you? mbaMission Founder Jeremy Shinewald has teamed up with Venture for America and CBS Interactive to launch Smart People Should Build Things: The Venture for America Podcast. Each week, Shinewald interviews another entrepreneur so you can hear the gritty stories of their ups and downs on the road to success.
The latest episode of the podcast series introduces listeners to Laura Mather, the founder of Silver Tail Systems and the founder and CEO of Unitive. The latter is Mather’s newest company, which has created a platform to reduce hiring process biases. Mather—who has in recent years been included on such lists as Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, and Business Insider’s Most Powerful Women Engineers—walks listeners through her story, including these bits:
- Attempting to make the world—or at least the customer’s world—a tiny bit better when serving as the director of trust and safety at eBay
- Protecting a staggering 1.5 billion customer accounts through her cybersecurity firm, Silver Tail Systems
- How she jumped from Silver Tail’s management to founding Unitive—with zero time off in between!
Subscribe to the podcast series to hear exciting behind-the-scenes stories from Mather and many more entrepreneurs!