Fran Hauser, startup investor, media executive and author, shared the story behind her title with us on Sunday, August 8, 2018.
Fran Hauser is a long-time media executive, startup investor, keynote speaker and best-selling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl. Best known for her role building PEOPLE.com – one of the biggest media brands online – Fran made the leap to early stage investing in 2014, funding and advising consumer-focused companies such as iFundWomen, HelloGiggles, Mogul, Swaay and Meditation Studio. 18 of the 20 companies in Fran’s portfolio are founded by women, highlighting her broader commitment to increasing the representation of female founders and investors.
Fran’s first book, THE MYTH OF THE NICE GIRL: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) deconstructs the negative perception of “niceness” that many women struggle with in the business world and has resonated with thousands of women who are looking to lead authentically and take their career to the next level. 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. The book has been translated into eight languages.