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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | January 16, 2019
Sabrina Manville has always had a career in higher enducation in some way, shape, or form before getting involved with a full-fledged startup. Samantha Costanzo Carleton spoke with Manville to learn about the startup she helped co-found, Edmit, and how it's helping parents and students figure out the true cost of college.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | January 9, 2019
Layla Shaikley’s career has taken her to the stars and back, as prior to co-founding Wise Systems, she had started it at NASA. Shaikley shares the story behind her career with Samantha Costanzo Carleton and spoke about the founding of Wise Systems.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | January 2, 2019
After Kate Westervelt gave birth to her first child, she was sent home from the hospital with plenty of information about how to care for her new baby, but little about how to take care of herself. This gave Westervelt the motivation to start her own company, MOMBOX. Westervelt shares the story behind the company, and her career, with Samantha Costanzo Carleton.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | December 19, 2018
Matisha Ladiwala has worked everywhere from small startups with fewer than 20 employees to IBM, which had well over half a million while she worked there. Ladiwala sat down to speak with Samantha Costanzo Carleton to discuss her career and what it has entailed up to this point.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | December 17, 2018
As part of our Lead(H)er feature, we’ve had the great privilege of talking to women who are shaking things up not only as founders, but as product managers, C-suite execs, marketing experts, and more in Boston’s vibrant startup scene. Take a look at our list of the talented women we’ve spotlighted this year.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | December 12, 2018
Jennifer Gormley views design as a multidisciplinary field is now continuing her pattern of education and thinking as she closes out her first year as the Senior Director for Change and Enablement at the Boston Consulting Group. Gormley spoke with Samantha Costanzo Carleton to learn more about her career.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | December 5, 2018
Julie Hogan, Drift's VP of Customer Success, spent most of her career working with people-related teams at other tech companies such as HubSpot. Hogan shared the details surrounding her career with Samantha Costanzo Carleton and talked about how she's helped grow teams at her current and previous locations.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | November 21, 2018
Tricia Chang has had a career-long trend of working in product at various tech companies; from Care.com to Nanigans to now Photo Butler. Chang spoke with Samantha Costanzo Carleton to talk about her career. Chang also discusses what she feels is her greatest accomplishment outside of startups.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | November 14, 2018
Dorit Levy-Zilbershot says she leads with ideas and is currently the VP of Product Management and R&D at Attivio. She sat down with Samantha Costanzo Carleton to talk about her career and what led her down this path.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | November 7, 2018
Prior to becoming the CMO of Cybereason, Cindy Klein Roche worked at several prominent Boston tech companies in various high-level marketing roles. Roche spoke with Samantha Costanzo Carlet on to discuss her career and why she chose companies where being "first" was a goal.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | October 31, 2018
Berni Fisher began in tech in California, but soon transitioned to New England where she worked at TripAdvisor and is now head of product at M.Gemi...a position she didn't think she would end up at! Fisher spoke with Samantha Costanzo Carleton to talk about her career.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | October 24, 2018
What does one do with a degree in comparative literature from an Ivy League school? Why, you work on Wall Street and then in startups. At least, that was Gillan Hawkes answer. Hawkes shares the story behind her career and how she ended up at 6 River Systems with Samantha Costanzo Carleton.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | October 10, 2018
There’s something about early-stage startups will always have Catch COO Kristen Tyrrell’s heart, as she's spent most of her career in Boston tech working for them. Tyrrell spoke with Samantha Costanzo Carleton to discuss her career and what led her down this path.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | October 3, 2018
When your career is one long learning experience, you become a person who embraces change and seeks it out each day. Shelia Anderson has done just that throughout her career, choosing to work in technology largely because of the constant exposure to change.
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By: Colin W. Barry | September 26, 2018
Many folks in the Boston tech scene have spent time in a particular industry that serves as a trend for their career. For Sarah Travers, CEO of Workbar, she has been involved with coworking spaces in some way, shape or form...even before the term was coined. Travers sat down with us to talk about her career and about Workbar's new direction for the future.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | September 20, 2018
Before Shivani York became the COO of InRhythm, she was working at The New York Times and at TIME Magazine. York spoke with Samantha Costanzo Carleton to talk about her career. She also offers five pieces of advice for any and all recent college graduates.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | September 19, 2018
Wayfair Director of Engineering Lindsey Bleimes is responsible for everything related to Wayfair’s extensive catalog of products, from pricing and search functions to 3D modeling and development. She shares her career path and what led her to Wayfair.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | September 12, 2018
A social entrepreneur before the term was even coined, BoardOnTrack Founder and CEO Marci Cornell-Feist has founded eight startups over the course of her post-college career. Cornell-Feist spoke with Samantha Costanzo Carleton to talk about her career.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | September 6, 2018
Stephanie Manning is the Director of Platform at Lerer Hippeau,  an early-stage venture capital fund in New York City. Manning sat down with Samantha Costanzo Carleton to discuss her career—and much more.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | August 30, 2018
Cara Reisman is the head of Betterment for Advisors, a digital-first wealth management platform. Reisman sat down to speak with Samantha Costanzo Carleton about the platform company—as well as her career.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | August 23, 2018
Laila Zemrani co-founded Fitnescity in order to empower people to learn more about their health. Zemrani sat down to speak with Samantha Costanzo Carleton about her career, as well as how Fitnescity came to be.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | August 15, 2018
Anne Beckett joined Hopjump as President and COO with the intent of growing the travel-startup but also bring her own startup experience to the company. Beckett sat down to speak with Samantha Costanzo Carleton about her career and how her time at Cogo Labs lead her down this startup path.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | August 8, 2018
Emmanuelle Skala, the SVP of Customer Success at Toast, advocated for driving customer success early in her career. Skala shares her story and her career with Samantha Costanzo Carleton in the latest Lead(H)er article.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | August 1, 2018
Tara Haas is the Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff, and Head of Innovation at LogMeIn, and originally got her start in tech working at Intuit. Haas spoke with Samantha Costanzo Carleton to discuss her career and what led her down this path.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | July 26, 2018
Stefanie Syman, the Vice President of Customer Experience and Communications at x.ai, has parlayed her writing and storytelling skills into a successful career in NYC tech. Syman shares her background and career story with Samantha Costanzo Carleton.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | July 25, 2018
Priya Sapra, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Product Officer at SHYFT Analytics, originally set out to be a doctor but later set her course to working in technology. Sapra spoke with Samantha Costanzo Carleton and shares what lead her down this path. She also offers sound advice for those who might struggle to leave their comfort zone.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | July 18, 2018
When the Yard Ventures' Erin Kutner McCafferty thinks about where she wants her career to go, she doesn’t think of a particular company or role; she thinks about stimulating experiences. McCafferty sat down with Samantha Costanzo Carleton to discuss and share her career.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | July 11, 2018
Dana Córdova is the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Janeiro Digital, but before she was involved in digital marketing, she worked for a prestigious art magazine. Samantha Costanzo interviewed Córdova to discuss her career.
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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | June 27, 2018
Alo Mukerji's long-running career in Boston tech has had one consistent theme: product. Mukerji shares her story with our newest contributor, Samantha Carleton, and what led her to become the Chief Operating Officer at coUrbanize.
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By: Brianne Shelley | June 20, 2018
Karen Hutchinson became involved with Boston tech in the late-90s, and is now part of Agero. In our newest Lead(H)er, Hutchinson discusses her career and the advice she shares what she thinks her greatest career accomplishment is.

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