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This Introverted Entrepreneur Started a Platform to Help Millions of Women Reach Their Potential

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11.06.2019

If there is someone you admire, someone whom you want to learn from, especially in an industry that you are new to, Tiffany Pham's advice is: Don't wait.

You never know what opportunity could be waiting for you.

Pham, 32, is the founder and CEO of Mogul, an online platform and app dedicated to helping women expand their community, take ownership of their goals and find meaningful work. Over the last five years, the business has grown from a rudimentary site Pham built herself, after teaching herself to code, to a multi-faceted company whose user base spans more than 30 million women in 196 countries.

It might be surprising that this is the job that a self-professed introvert chose for herself. But Pham says that starting from that point made all the difference.

Related: She Was Rejected On Shark Tank. Then She Used That To Her Advantage.

Pham says that much of what has driven her has been her desire to make her family, especially her late grandmother, proud of the work she was putting out into the world.

“Mogul was initially inspired by my grandmother," Pham told Entrepreneur. "She was this incredible woman to me. A maverick of her time, she was one of the first women to drive a car in Vietnam, and she ran businesses across Asia to provide others in need with information and opportunities.

“I wanted to be just like her growing up. When I was 14 years old, she unexpectedly passed away and I made a promise to her that I would dedicate the rest of my life working towards the same goal and ambition that she had, no matter how hard or challenging.”

Her grandmother wasn’t her only inspiration. Pham grew up in Vietnam, Paris and Plano, Texas, where she moved when she was 10. There, she relied on popular culture to help her learn English and better connect with her new surroundings.

Friends and I Love Lucy were her go-to’s as a child,she says. Later, she leaned toward portrayals of strong women in shows and movies like........

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