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Fran Hauser

2019 Speaker

FRAN HAUSER is a celebrated media executive, startup investor, best-selling author and expert in women’s leadership. She’s held senior positions at some of the world’s largest digital media businesses, including PEOPLE, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly and AOL. Now a startup investor who largely invests in female founders, she was named one of Business Insider’s “30 Women In Venture Capital to Watch in 2018.” Hauser and her book The Myth of the Nice Girl have been featured on a wide range of outlets including NBC’s Today Show, CNBC, PEOPLE, Fortune, TIME, Fast Company,, Business Insider, Elle, and many more. The Myth of the Nice Girl was named Audible’s Best Business Book of 2018, and one of Amazon’s Best Business and Leadership Books of 2018, among other accolades. Hauser is a frequent speaker on women’s leadership and writes a regular career advice column for Refinery29. @fran_hauser