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Doostang Partners With 85 Broads, Giving Ambitious, Career Focused Women Access to Outstanding Jobs

Premier Women's Network Partners With Leading Career Website

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NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 07/09/09 -- Doostang, the principal online career website for highly sought after professionals, announced today its collaboration with 85 Broads, a unique community of innovative, pioneering women who share a passion for excellence in their personal and professional lives.

"As a global network founded to enable women to achieve, excel, and meet their personal and professional goals, 85 Broads is committed to maintaining a standard of excellence at every stage of a woman's career," said Janet Hanson, CEO and Founder of 85 Broads. "An important part of that commitment, especially given today's challenging job market, is providing our members with the best career opportunities. We are extremely pleased to partner with Doostang in order to help our members develop their careers."

The Partnership enables members of 85 Broads to gain access to Doostang's Premium Jobs at significantly reduced rates. Doostang has over 30,000 in demand jobs on its website, of which over 7,000 are Premium Jobs -- hard to come by positions at leading finance and investment houses, consulting firms, media companies, and technology startups. These Premium Jobs are specifically targeted to high-achieving graduates of leading academic institutions.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with such a widely respected community of accomplished women, many of whom will no doubt reach the career heights set by Janet Hanson during her 14 years at Goldman Sachs," said Mareza Larizadeh, Founder of Doostang. "We also look forward to providing its members with the kind of choice career possibilities consistent with the 85 Broads' mission."

Members of 85 Broads can take advantage of the Doostang partnership by visiting

About 85 Broads:

Founded in 1997 by Janet Hanson, the first woman in Goldman Sachs' history to be promoted to sales management, 85 Broads is a globally recognized network of trailblazing, career-minded, multigenerational women graduates and students of the world's leading undergraduate universities and graduate schools.

With over 20,000 members and representatives from 82 countries, it has become a leading resource for women interested in using their talent and leadership savvy to affect professional, educational, economic, and cultural change for all women globally.

About Doostang:

Doostang is an exclusive online career advancement network that connects elite professionals with the most prestigious jobs. Founded in 2005, Doostang has quickly become home to the nation's most talented and ambitious professionals and, in turn, attracted the attention of leading employers. Today more than a half a million professionals from top universities and business schools are members of Doostang. Companies currently using Doostang to recruit talent include top-tier employers Goldman Sachs, Bain & Company, Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts, Summit Partners, Google, Time Warner and Facebook.

Doostang is a privately held company, backed by Shasta Ventures and some of Silicon Valley's luminaries including Andy Rachleff, Co-founder of Benchmark Capital. Doostang is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. For more information, please visit

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