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At Fairygodboss, our mission is to help you create the best career for your life.

We've helped over a million women do this by crowdsourcing hard-to-ask information about job flexibility, salaries, work-life balance, maternity leave policies and job reviews that tell you whether women are promoted fairly in their companies and departments.

Highlights from Fairygodboss Inc.
  • Fairygodboss Inc. Romy Newman

    Meet a Fairygodboss at Fairygodboss Inc.

    • Name

      Romy Newman

    • Position


      New York, NY

    Romy is co-founder of Fairygodboss and is passionate about helping women succeed in the workplace. She previously worked for 7 years at the Wall Street Journal in a variety of executive sales and operating roles, most recently as head of Digital Advertising. At Fairygodboss, Romy wears many hats -- one of the consequences of working at a startup -- and never experiences a dull day. Whether it's talking to employers about Fairygodboss' mission to improve the workplace, plotting out the product roadmap, or speaking to women about how they engage with our community, Romy maintains her sense of fun and infuses our company with her optimistic energy. Romy graduated with an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University and holds a BA from Yale University. She is the mother to two amazing children and wife to an extremely supportive husband.

  • Fairygodboss Inc. Samantha Samel

    Meet a Fairygodboss at Fairygodboss Inc.

    • Name

      Samantha Samel

    • Position

      Editorial Director

      New York, NY

    Samantha Samel is the Editorial Director at Fairygodboss, where she writes and edits articles and manages content partnerships. Prior to joining the Fairygodboss team, she worked for several years as the Managing Editor at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, a local Brooklyn newspaper. She holds a BA from Tufts University, where she studied American Studies and English. When she's not working, she likes to draw and enjoys jogging around her neighborhood in New York City (especially when it's cold out!)

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What Women Should Know about Working At Fairygodboss Inc.
We're a company that believes that people are happier, more committed and maximally efficient when they can bring their whole selves to work. We strive to live Fairygodboss' mission for ourselves and believe that trust and transparency go hand-in-hand.

Gender diversity statistics

    • Women in workforce
    • 83%
    • Women holding senior management
    • 100%
    • Women directors on board
    • 66%

Programs, initiatives, groups

    • Additional information
    • We are too small to merit internal employee affinity groups at the moment, but we may develop these groups in the future as our company grows!
    • Sabbatical leave benefits
    • Yes

Flexible working

    • Flexible working policies
    • We are very flexible when it comes to our culture for how and when our employees work. We hire on the basis of a very high level of individual mutual trust and believe that results should be the only measure of performance -- not any particular set of hours in the office.
    • Remote working
    • Yes
    • Part-time working
    • Yes

Parental Leave

    • Overview: Parental leave policies
    • As a new start-up, we are small enough to have the luxury of putting paid parental leave plans in place that will be catered around an individual employee's need and desire to work during the first year after they have or adopt a child. We are fully open to remote-working, bringing a child to work as well as phased-in returns to work.
    • Paid maternity leave
    • Yes
    • Unpaid maternity leave
    • Yes
    • Paid paternity leave
    • Yes
    • Unpaid paternity leave
    • Yes
    • Adoptive paid leave
    • Yes
    • Short-term disability benefits
    • Yes

Maternity-Related Benefits

    • Other benefits information
    • We are a female-run, mission-based startup that's built around the notion of women helping women and employer transparency. We obviously try to live up to these values and principles when it comes to running our own company!
    • Lactation facilities
    • Yes
    • Phased-in post-maternity return
    • Yes
    • On-Ramping/Off-Ramping before and after parental leave
    • Yes

Care-taking benefits

    • Care-taking benefits information
    • Employees are able to take time off on an individually negotiated basis for care-taking purposes.
    • On-site childcare
    • Yes
    • PTO that explicitly covers care-taking
    • Yes, We offer unlimited paid time off.
    • Elder-care benefits
    • Yes

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