Monica Landers

Monica Landers

CEO


StoryFit

Austin, TX USA


You have to keep moving forward. The goal isn’t to get to something great, but to keep doing things that are great along the way.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Grew up in Austin, Texas.
In fourth grade, when a local news reporter came to present at her school, she knew then that she wanted to pursue journalism.
Attended Texas Christian University where she received her degree in journalism.
Her first job out of college was working as a producer for ABC News on shows such as "Good Morning America"—ended up working there for almost 10 years.
Says that her career started to evolve around the application of content and how you can utilize content to make better business decisions—left her job at ABC to explore that in different areas.
While freelancing and working for other media companies, she was recruited to work for Demand Media, Inc. as their Vice President of Media Innovation.
Uniting her passions of storytelling and digital media, she founded Authors.me, which seeks to unite writers, agents, and publishers on one platform to connect and bring new content to life.
She now runs StoryFit, a startup giving the entertainment industry the power of AI to impact their content—says, “The root of who we are as people is telling stories...how we tell them is crucial.”
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Journalism
Texas Christian University
Career

Career

CEO

I am the founder of a tech company that uses AI to improve content for book publishers and movie studios.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Journalism
Journalism
Business
Business
Communicating / Sharing Stories
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

When you run a business, there are things you do on a daily basis that don't change no matter what company it is. I spend a lot of my time hiring and finding the right people to fill crucial roles. As a result, I have to do a lot of work to make sure that these people have all the support and resources they need to do their jobs. Aside from that, as a CEO, I spend a lot of time connecting the dots and making sure I know everything that is going on and giving guidance where I can.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

As a journalist, I learned to ask a lot of questions and learn something new every day. That has impacted everything I've done since. Network in your area and figure out what opportunities you could take advantage of. As an entrepreneur, you have to always be optimistic and not let rejections get you down.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Pursue whatever it is that you want, but gain transferable skills. Take businesses classes, learn a language, learn how to effectively communicate, etc.

Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"How do they know what to do? This all seems too hard."