195: Giving Our Teens the Real Skills to Land a Job with Allie Danziger, Owner of Ampersand

195: Giving Our Teens the Real Skills to Land a Job with Allie Danziger, Owner of Ampersand

I have somebody special on the podcast this week. Her name is Allie Danziger, and she has a heartfelt passion for helping ambitious people succeed. In 2009, Allie started one of Texas’s top marketing agencies. And let me just say this as y’all will hear in the episode, she was all of 24 years old. She is very hard-working, and she loves what she does.

Allie also really cares about being an amazing mom and sister and wife and friend and daughter. I find her story to be extremely inspirational and I’m having her on the show because she’s really filling a gap for those of us who are worried about our teens and young adults actually being able to make it out in the real world.

Allie’s newest venture Ampersand was started in 2020 and applies the 10,000 hours of lessons she learned in hiring, managing and mentoring entry level employees and interns, and a career readiness and internship matching platform. She compares it to a dating app, like Bumble. Ampersand takes interns and teaches them basic skills and then matches them with companies through their unique career readiness and internship matching platform. In the last year, Ampersand has trained 7,000 young professionals and placed over 450 internships around the country in a variety of companies and industries.

Allie aims to democratize access to internship, placements and internships while simultaneously helping companies of all sizes build a pipeline of talented, driven, and diverse talent. This is a very, very cool company that she has started. And I mean, I could take some lessons, many lessons from this young mom / whipper snapper, who just knows how to get some sh*t done. She’s really impressive. I think you guys will love learning from her and hearing what she’s got going on.

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About Allie Danziger

Allie has a passion for helping ambitious people succeed. Allie started, and later sold, one of Texas’ top marketing agencies, Integrate Agency, where she was lucky enough to work with, and learn from, some of the most talented innovators, designers, thinkers and doers she had ever met; the chance to lead a company that has generated over $15MM in total revenue, employed over 150 people, and helped over 600 clients grow.

Allie’s new venture, Ampersand, applies her >10,000 hours of lessons learned in hiring, managing and mentoring so many employees and interns in my 12 years running Integrate. She is now dedicating her time to eliminating the skills gap from higher education to employment, and democratizing access to internship placement and mentorship, while also helping companies run successful internship programs.

Gain exclusive access to Ampersand’s Career Preparation bootcamp: https://www.ampersandpro.com/careerprep

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