Skout is one of the most used social sites in the world. The users of this social site cover over 180 countries across the globe. To reach a large number of users, this online interaction site is generated in over 16 major languages. Skout boasts of being the most effective social site that allows its users to meet other users within their locality. Skout also incorporates dating services in its social networking platform with is available as an application for both Android and Apple phones. To provide easily social networking, Skout utilizes a handset’s location services to show its users other prospective users around their locality. This social site has also uniquely categorized its users under teens and adults. This allows teens to interact independently from the adults and also helps protect them from adult content available on the internet.
Skout is not only known for its success in the social scene but also its achievements in women empowerment. This firm has a woman, Portia Kersten, holding one of the most influential positions in the firm. Kersten is the Chief Financial Officer at Skout, a position that had been largely associated with the masculine gender previously. This woman has been in the business sector for over 10 years. During this time, sectors such as company incubation and nurturing were her specialization.
Portia Kersten was brought up in a humble home, and she spent most of her childhood days reading books. Since they did not have a TV at home, education became her passion. As a child, she was inspired by Charles Dickens and his work. The character Portia, from the famous Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare was one of her role models. This great urge for education is what has made her so successful. Being very experienced in the business sector, Portia Kersten says that her market knowledge and her understanding of upcoming businesses are what have made her successful at Skout. She added that to balance her career and her family; she only undertakes tasks that are of high priority. This has helped her to easily balance the time she has. Portia Kersten says that Skout has been one of her major growing points and she would like to keep working at the firm.
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