Second Life Podcast: Jen Wong

Equipped with her third degree, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and conviction to eventually make her way into the world of consumer media, an industry she understood deeply as an avid consumer herself, Wong began working as a management consultant at McKinsey. There, she’d get a bird’s-eye view into the inner workings of various Fortune 500 companies and advise on their hardest problems. Once again, she was learning a lot—this time on a path that felt right. “It’s almost like going shopping at different companies. You try on different cultures, and you get to porpoise in and out,” Wong says. “Often, it’s a career accelerant because that volume of education that you get is unprecedented.” And accelerate her career, it did.