Handpicked: DuJour’s People to Know in 2017
Take a cue from our little black book and get to know the movers and shakers to watch in the coming year
Written by Editors at DuJour
CEO and founder, Blinked.com
Before it became part of a larger national dialogue thanks to the popular nonprofit that adopted it as a name, “girls who code” was simply a phrase to characterize women, like Julie Benlevi-Zeff, who blazed trails with their early, groundbreaking work in the digital space. Following the successful launch, in 2002, and subsequent sale, for $11 million in 2008, of Benlevi-Zeff’s first luxury “e-zine,” JULIB.com, the self described entrepreneur returned to her medium of choice in 2014 with Blinked.com, a site that aggregates recommendations (from users who can include your friends, favorite celebrities and other influencers) for everything from restaurants to vacation destinations. Think Yelp, minus the crazies, plus the bonus of suggestions already tailored to your personal preferences. If her track record is any indication, Benlevi-Zeff’s output of the type of life-improving businesses she’s made a career developing only stands to grow in step with the rapid pace of technology itself.