Originally from Paris, France, Tiffany Pham grew up in a tight-knit family who encouraged her to try new things without the looming worry of failure.
Her company Mogul is a testament to how far that mentality can take you. Mogul is a content aggregator for women that enables users to connect, share information, and access knowledge from each other.
Today, the site reaches an audience of 18 million every week. Pham’s hard work has not gone unnoticed. She has been featured in countless publications, she’s a host on TLC’s Girl Starter, and was recently honored in Good Housekeepings Awesome Women Awards.
We caught up with Pham to learn about her daily rituals and where we can find her on her days off.
Meet Tiffany Pham
You’ve reached great heights in your career, is it what you expected it to be?
It has been unexpected. I always envisioned creating a company one day with the mission to enable women through information access, economic opportunity, and education, but the heights we reached were for sure nothing I could have envisioned. Now, however, I’ve come to learn that the impossible is indeed possible, with hard work and dedication.
What advice do you have for someone who is about to come into this level of success?
Stay passionate. Stay in survival mode. Keep going because there is always more good to be done in the world.
What’s the most important advice you’d give to young professionals about personal branding?
Personal branding is authentic when it arises out of true experience and knowledge and relatable emotion. As a young professional, seek out opportunities to provide you with such background and expertise. Over perform and over deliver in these opportunities. Then, when you provide guidance and insights to others, you will be able to share vivid stories and insights that genuinely reinforce your personal brand.
On Daily Rituals
Do you have any daily rituals?
I wake up at 6 AM every day and am in dance classes by 7 AM. My day from then onwards is extremely varied. I could be leading our global team at Mogul in the morning, presenting gender policy recommendations to the United Nations at noon, sitting for tea in the afternoon, and producing our TV shows at night.
What has been the most rewarding moment in your career thus far?
One of the most rewarding moments was learning how to code Ruby on Rails. I was able to build the first iteration of Mogul myself initially. The platform exploded to a million users in its first week. Even with this minimal design, as girls around the world felt Mogul was changing their lives, enabling them to realize that they could be more than what their society says.
Now, collaborating with our world-class team on a daily basis and knowing that everything we do, no matter how small the task, has an impact on women’s lives worldwide is so rewarding.
Is there anyone you’d like to trade places with?
I’d love to spend a day seeing how some of my fellow founders operate, from Brian Chesky and Mark Zuckerberg to Emily Weiss and Jessica Alba.
Where can people find you on your days off?
With friends, supporting them on whatever they may need.
Photo courtesy of Tiffany Pham