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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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