Basic Info

Fran Hauser
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Primary Location:
New York, NY, USA

Career Info

Primary Industry:
Financial Services, Media / Journalism, Writing
Personal Career Headline:
Media executive, Startup Investor & Best-selling Author, " The Myth of the Nice Girl"

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Career Snapshot:

Fran Hauser is a long-time media executive, startup investor and best-selling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl. 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, Fran was named one of Business Insider’s “30 Women In Venture Capital to Watch in 2018.” Fran and 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. Fran is a frequent speaker on women’s leadership and writes a regular career advice column for Refinery29.

What Else To Know

My Goal of the Day:

To be fully present and engaged whether I am in a meeting or playing with my kids.

My Thought of the Day:

We don’t have to choose between being kind and being strong. They’re not mutually exclusive. The most effective leaders lead with both.

My Tip of the Day:

If you don’t ask, the answer is always no

My Pic of the Day:
Tell Us More:

My Pic of the Day: This is me at the Stratton Mountain Summit. I just learned how to ski a few years ago. I did it for my kids, but have come to truly enjoy it. This photo is special to me because I’m afraid of heights and the thought of getting on (and off) a chair lift was always terrifying to me. It makes me wonder what other fears I can overcome!

A Day in My Life:

What do you love most about Your City?

How alive it is.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Super blueberry pancakes at Norma’s (@Parker New York Hotel)

What are you doing at:

6:00 AMSleeping!

7:00 PM If I’m in the city, I’m probably doing a talk as part of my book tour or having dinner with friends. If I’m home, I’m “overseeing” the boys’ homework.

11:00 PMSleeping!

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

Water and coffee first thing in the morning. End of day: a glass of wine (Rose or Sauv Blanc).

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Favorite instagram account: @ashleylongshoreart. Most used app: Todo by Appigo

What should everyone try at least once?

Something that they are afraid of.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

In books

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