Warren Buffett Joins Levo League to Elevate Careers of Gen Y

  Warren Buffett Joins Levo League to Elevate Careers of Gen Y

   Offers Online Advice and Inspiration During LIVE Office Hours Discussion

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- May 07, 2013

Levo League, the leading social network dedicated to helping Gen Y women build
connections to elevate their careers, announced Warren Buffett as a mentor
during a live Office Hours session broadcast from Berkshire Hathaway on
Tuesday, May 7, at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET. The video Q&A is available
for viewing at levoleague.com/office-hours/warren-buffett.

Warren Buffett and Caroline Ghosn Levo League Office Hours Live Chat (Photo:
Business Wire)

Warren Buffett and Caroline Ghosn Levo League Office Hours Live Chat (Photo:
Business Wire)

Mr. Buffett advised Gen Y to “find your passion” in his live chat on Levo
League. “Never give up searching for the job that you’re passionate about. Try
to find the job you’d have if you were independently rich. Forget about the
pay. When you’re associating with the people that you love, doing what you
love, it doesn’t get any better than that.” He continued to reinforce his
stance as an advocate for women’s advancement. “Women have every potential
that men do. No one should hold themselves back. The future is terrific.”

This discussion marked not only Mr. Buffett’s dedication to helping women, but
also dedication to Gen Y as a whole. Mr. Buffett is making strides to speak to
Gen Y through his just-released social media presence on Twitter, and on Levo
League with his mentorship profile. Levo League users can ask Mr. Buffett a
question on his mentor profile through an Ask A Question functionality. A
selection of the first questions submitted were answered during the live Q&A
discussion, and Mr. Buffett will continue to answer questions through his
profile on a weekly basis.

"Warren Buffett believes in Gen Y women, and we are honored that he is using
Levo League’s mentorship platform as an outlet for democratizing mentorship
and providing women with the support needed to elevate their careers,” says
Caroline Ghosn, CEO and Co-founder of Levo League.

In addition to Warren Buffett, Levo League’s mentorship platform launched with
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and over 30 featured mentors including Fran
Hauser, President of the Digital Style & Entertainment Group at Time, Inc.;
Sallie Krawcheck, Former President of Global Wealth & Investment Management at
Bank of America; Bozoma Saint John, Director of Music & Entertainment
Marketing at PepsiCo; and Lauren Anderson, Former Assistant Special Agent in
Charge at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"Mentorship is a fundamental part of the success equation for advancing the
leadership of Gen Y women. Through exchanging advice and sharing common
interests, women can get the feedback they need to increase their
self-awareness and elevate their careers," says Tiffany Dufu, Chief Leadership
Officer at Levo League.

Levo League’s mentorship platform offers a Quora-style Q&A between Levo users
and featured mentors, and facilitates connections based on compatibility.
Users can search for specific advice by category, and curate their activity
feeds by following featured mentors and other Levo members.

Levo League is a thriving online and offline community of young professionals,
role models, and innovative companies taking Gen Y by storm. Levo, the Latin
root of the word “elevate,” encompasses Levo League’s mission: to elevate your
career. Join Levo to discover the best job opportunities, master new skills,
and connect with a growing global network to start accelerating your success
now. Launched in 2012 by Caroline Ghosn and Amanda Pouchot, Levo League
encourages women to build a social network devoted to career development and
has garnered support from renowned investors including Sheryl Sandberg, COO of
Facebook; Susan Lyne, CEO of AOL’s Brand Group; and Gina Bianchini, Founder of
Mightybell.

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Contact:

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Carla M. Nikitaidis, 203-856-4403
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carla@levoleague.com
 
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