What is your mission?
I Want Her Job® is an award-winning website featuring curated career conversations with women changing the future of business. It is a community built to encourage the individual growth of career-minded women by fostering a love of learning, curiosity and a desire to help others. From work advice to ‘day in the life’ experiences, consider I Want Her Job your big sister in all things career.
How do I become a Leading Lady?
Head on over to our Participate page and share why you or another fabulous woman in your life should be featured on the site. I receive a high volume of requests, so I’ll reach out to you if you’re selected for an interview.
How do I contribute to I Want Her Job?
Introduce yourself by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you ever interview guys?
Occasionally yes, but like choosing a boyfriend, I’m very selective. If you’re a guy interested in talking to I Want Her Job, please use the contact form on the Participate page.
How did you start I Want Her Job?
In 2010 I started thinking about how great it would be if there was a site that asked the very questions I was asking; a site that served as a resource for making introductions, connections and helping others figure out if a certain job would be the right fit. You try shoes on, so why wouldn’t you “try on” a job before applying? I combined a column I had called I Want Her Job on my now-defunct fashion blog with the idea of digitizing informational interviews and I Want Her Job was born.
Is running the website your full-time job?
Nope! I Want Her Job: The Podcast Co-Founder Polina and myself are making it happen in our day jobs, in addition to the site. We work on I Want Her Job in the evenings, on weekends and during vacations. (Total truth. Sometimes I even take vacation to work on I Want Her Job!) I feel like this gives our content a unique advantage as we are in the workforce on a day-to-day basis just like you.
What’s your take on sponsored content?
I work in marketing in my day job, so I am always open to partnering with advertisers and sponsors. That said, all writing on the site is completely original, written by and owned by I Want Her Job®/Burrowes Media LLC. I will, from time to time, offer sponsored content and that content will be labeled as such.
Why haven’t I received an answer to my email yet?
I receive oodles of I Want Her Job-related emails a week, in addition to my day job inbox. I do my best to respond to everyone I can. That said, please don’t take a lapse in response personally, and bear with me if it takes a while to get back to you.
Which interview is your favorite?
There are so many interviews on the site that have touched our community and myself. Every time I hit “post” on a piece of content, it’s another win for women and means to connect us.
If you could interview anyone, who would it be?
Given the opportunity, there are more ladies than I can count who would move me to pop a bottle of champagne. Nominate an astounding woman you know here.
What’s next for I Want Her Job?
I ask myself that question every day. As of right now, the answer is “Stay tuned.” At the moment, I have more ideas than time! #CreativeGirlProblems