Chicago – August Member of the Month, Mollie Horan, Midwest Sales Director at Gimlet Media - She Runs It

Chicago – August Member of the Month, Mollie Horan, Midwest Sales Director at Gimlet Media

By She Runs It


Cincinnati, Ohio

Current job title and company? 

Gimlet Media, Midwest Sales Director

Describe your career journey. 

Started in the New York agency scene. Moved over to sales at Gawker Media Group where I learned a ton. Now, overseeing the Midwest region at Gimlet Media and talking about podcasts to anyone who will listen.

Which three words would you use to describe your personality? 

Fun, hungry, and honest

What committees/programs are you involved in with She Runs It? 

Co-chair of Leadership Development Committee

How has participating as a co-chair on the leadership development committee helped with your own personal and career development? 

I have met some amazing women! The Leadership Development Committee gets to plan all these incredible events for the She Runs It community. And as co-chair, I get to connect with and talk to our speakers/panelists/coaches/etc. It has been awesome to not only put these together but also talk to these incredible women who are really trying to change the game. I have learned that there is no straight career path, it can go anywhere, that is okay. I have learned not to be afraid of what is next. As long as I trust myself and keep my confidence up, I will continue to do great things.

Name a woman who inspires you and why. 

I can’t name just one! I like women who are unapologetically themselves, push to make themselves better, work for a better tomorrow, are honest, kind, and funny — Barbara Corcoran, my mom, Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey, Joan Rivers, just to name a few. There is also a group of women from the former Gawker Media Group who are fearless, loyal, inspiring and incredible dressers. I will always be inspired by them.

What do the words “She Runs It” mean to you?

I am in control of my life, of my choices, of my career