Emily Miethner is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on community building, social media, and digital marketing. An educator at heart, Miethner is an award-winning professional speaker and loves sharing her expertise at conferences, events, and by teaching courses, with more than 12+ years of experience delivering engaging talks and classes both online and offline.
Her most recent venture is in real estate, flipping a 2,600 square foot house in The Catskills / Hudson Valley region into a successful Short Term Rental property called Kin House: getawayupstate.com.
In 2017 she co-founded Travel Cat (travelcatshop.com), now the #1 cat travel brand in the world. Miethner oversees influencer marketing, SMS and email marketing, organic digital content, retail, product development, and partnerships for the fast-growing, global 7-figure brand. The company has served catstomers in 75+ countries and is in 250+ retail locations.
FindSpark (a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise - WBE) launched in 2011 and has connected hundreds of employers to top diverse early career talent and has produced more than 300 career programs for over 33,000 young professionals and top employers including Hulu, BuzzFeed, NBCUniversal, L'Oreal, Showtime, Grey, Bustle, Ralph Lauren, and Walmart eCommerce. The community inspired career optimism in diverse early career professionals around the country, empowering them with career-changing resources and connections, online and IRL.
Since 2014 Miethner has taught as an Adjunct Professor at School of Visual Arts and Fashion Institute of Technology, leading career and social media classes to a range of students - from freshman to senior learners.
Emily can be found at events, conferences, and universities, leading talks and workshops about personal branding, internships, social media, networking, and small business marketing. She’s been a featured or keynote speaker for over 150 programs, including The International Youth Leaders Assembly at The United Nations, SXSW Interactive, Lean In NYC, Sony, Columbia University, Yale University, and New York University.
Miethner has been featured on Good Morning America, in-studio on Cheddar TV Live, in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Vice, U.S. News, Vogue, Fast Company, and more, and as a guest on numerous podcasts.
Emily stays involved in her alma mater as a proud member of the Hofstra University Women in Leadership Alumni Association and the Hofstra NextGen Advisory Board.