Portia Kersten is the Chief Financial Officer of an online social gathering in the same vein as sites like facebook and other apps that allow you to communicate with people of all kinds. The platform is called “Skout.” Kersten took to the idea of creating better growth opportunities and fresh concepts through her own experience working with small and large companies in her expansive career as a Business Management graduate from Columbia University. Her beginnings started when she was young growing up in a poor household; all she had was the inspiration of books and the fictionalized heroes that gave her the push she needed to fight against the odds and do what she loved to do. And her work ethics are something to look up to as well; she tries to maintain a steady balance between her professional and personal life, and that means applying yourself no matter the costs. Portia Kersten is a perfect embodiment for women who strive to leave their mark in the workplace, and that includes bringing an air of confidence to the table. By doing so, you challenge the status quo and rid away with the labels, thus making it possible for others to break down barriers and bringing people together.
The whole concept of Skout revolves around an iOS Facebook app that you download onto your phone. It’s a mobile equivalent of social media that allows you to meet people around the world and shares pictures and video; pretty broad, but that’s the beauty of it. Skout also gives you the freedom to design your profile information in such a way where your interests links you up to the desired individual you’re seeking; this makes finding the right person for you less of a headache. The overall theory behind its features mirrors that of Facebook, which includes “winking” at them, starting up a conversation with them, adding them to your “favorites” list, pulling up their profile info, sending them virtual gifts, being notified when they appear online, and of course blocking and reporting them. And there are other interesting features which includes “points” that you can acquire through advertisement, online visibility, and getting people to pay points to view your private photos and things like that. Skout is quite the popular app these days and it’s no wonder why; it’s universal way of befriending others makes it a cool alternative to sites like Facebook.