Romy Newman

President & Co-Founder


Romy is the co-founder and President of Fairygodboss, the largest online career community for women. Fairygodboss has helped millions of women get career advice, job reviews and support from other women and we work with top employers (like Apple, Bank of America, General Motors and Salesforce, among others) who care about gender equality.

Romy Newman is President and Co-founder of Fairygodboss, a job review site for women by women. Previously, Romy worked at The Wall Street Journal for seven years in many roles including GM of Print Products and Head of Digital Advertising. Earlier, she held marketing positions at Google and Estee Lauder, and was a strategy consultant advising leading major media brands including Washington Post and Yahoo!. Romy graduated with a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is a proud mother of two, and is motivated by helping other women have the same fantastic career experiences that she has had.

Romy spent over ten years at The Wall Street Journal, Google, and Estee Lauder, where she held various leadership roles. Romy is a frequent speaker, media personality, and contributor for Fortune, Huffington Post, and Inc. She has been featured in dozens of publications including Forbes, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, CNBC, and USA Today. Romy earned her BA from Yale University and her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She is a proud mother of two, wife to a very supportive husband, devoted yogi, and lover of crossword puzzles.

“I think my offering to the world comes through my energy. For better or worse, I was born with a lot of energy and a lot of enthusiasm — or as I sometimes refer to it, “relentless optimism in the face of all evidence to the contrary.” “I believe that women have so much to give to Corporate America, and that corporations perform better and make much better decisions when women are part of the process.” “To be a good salesperson, you have to figure out how to explain things clearly and succinctly; to build relationships; to really listen and respond based on someone’s perspective, and to be told no.”

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