Go on GenHERation Discovery Days, Get a Job with Oprah!

GenHERation is a company that understands the gift of opportunity, the strength in female empowerment, and the power of a network.

I was lucky enough to meet Katlyn Grasso during the GenHERation pilot launch my senior year in high school. Since then she has been an inspiration and role model acting on her dream to bring opportunities to young women and set them up for success.

I participated in the Los Angeles Discovery Day last summer, where I was introduced to the inner workings of the entertainment industry and business environment of LA. The women we met at each company gave us actionable insights that engaged our curiosity and energized the event. Our visit to the Oprah Winfrey Network resonated with me in particular. We discussed values of intention, gratitude, and curiosity received advice as young women entering the workforce.

Through GenHERation Discovery Days, I had a tangible experience with OWN executives. I listened to them talk about their values and corporate culture. I had the opportunity to ask questions about what it means to work at OWN and how we could be set ourselves up for success. I left that day with a desire to learn more about the Oprah Winfrey Network.

I reached out to several of the women I had met at the Discovery Day to continue the conversation and learn more about who they are and what they get to do every day. I reached out to a past intern to tell me about her experience, who I found through a connection with GenHERation as well. Each conversation with someone at the Oprah Winfrey Network was encouraging and I was very fortunate to receive my dream internship with them!

GenHERation set me up with everything I needed: context, contacts and drive. Knowing what I was looking for in a company and knowing a little bit about the Oprah Winfrey Network made my conversations all the more informative and productive. Ultimately, I received my dream internship, which I could not be more excited to explore this coming summer.

Contributor: Clayton Buckaloo

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