The Muse Co-Founder and COO Alexandra Cavoulacos Named a 2016 Brava Award Winner

May 17, 2016

Cavoulacos Receives Prestigious Honor for Demonstrating Exceptional Leadership, Driving Company Growth and Mentoring Female Entrepreneurs

NEW YORK (May 17, 2016) – The Muse, the most trusted career brand for Millennials and beyond, today announced that company co-founder, COO and Head of Product, Alexandra Cavoulacos, has been named by New York SmartCEO as a winner of the 2016 Brava Awards, celebrating the distinguished achievements of 40 of the top women business leaders in New York.


“It is both thrilling and humbling to receive a 2016 Brava Award, which recognizes just a handful of the many successful female leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in New York,” said Cavoulacos. “We founded The Muse to shake up a recruiting model in desperate need of change and provide professionals with the insight and advice to advance their careers. Our incredible growth over the last four and a half years, the more than 50 million job seekers we help advance in their careers every year, and distinguished honors like this one from SmartCEO validate our founding mission while setting the stage for continued success.” 


In her role as co-founder of The Muse, Cavoulacos leads the Product and Operations teams, continuing to expand The Muse platform based on the needs of its large and growing user base. Along with CEO and co-founder Kathryn Minshew, Cavoulacos built the company on the core principles of authenticity and transparency, and strives to carry these out in everything she does in growing the company and scaling its culture. A frequent speaker on productivity and entrepreneurship, Cavoulacos is also a champion for women in technology, dedicating time to mentoring emerging female entrepreneurs. A self-taught coder, and passionate about paying it forward, Alexandra is active in the Y Combinator community after taking The Muse through the accelerator in 2012. She has also served as an inaugural advisor for Hackbright Academy, the leading software engineering school for women, as well as a mentor for the Lean Startup Conference.


“Brava winners possess the hallmark qualities of successful leaders — vision, passion, compassion, dedication, perseverance. Each winner in this year’s class exhibits these qualities in all facets of her life, from running her business to tending to her family and donating time and resources to philanthropic initiatives,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, president of SmartCEO. “We are honored to recognize a group of women who are truly making a difference in the world.”


This year’s class collectively generates more than $1.29 billion in annual revenue and employs 9,410 individuals. The winners will be profiled in the July/August issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on July 27, 2016 at Hudson Mercantile.


The New York Brava Awards ceremony is an expected sell-out event where more than 350 local executives and guests will gather and celebrate their noteworthy achievements. Past Brava winners will also be in attendance to welcome the new class of winners into the Brava community. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception, followed by a video-packed awards ceremony and a final, inspirational toast to the female leaders of Greater New York.


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