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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | February 20, 2019

Heather Ames has been researching, and working with, AI for nearly her whole career and has made it a main focus with her company Neurala, where she is the COO. Ames spoke with Samantha Costanzo Carleton to share the details behind what the company has been working on, along with what led her down this AI-oriented path.

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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | February 13, 2019

Kim Rose has used one deceptively simple principle to guide her through her life, inside and outside of her career: Humans first, then everything else. Samantha Costanzo Carleton sat down with Rose to discuss her career path and what lead to her "humans first" mentality.

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By: Samantha Costanzo Carleton | January 30, 2019

Kristin Simonini, the Vice President of Product at Applause, spent the first few years of her career in consulting and human resources. Eventually, Simonini realized that she could start working in product. Simonini spoke with Samantha Costanzo Carleton to share the details about her career.

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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 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 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 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 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: 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: Brianne Shelley | May 2, 2018

Alana Aubin originally wanted to pursue a career in mathematics, but received a job recommendation from a professor and ended up working at EverQuote as the Vice President of Life Business Unit. Brianne Shelley sat down with Aubin to discuss what led her down this path in the latest Lead(H)er entry.

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By: Brianne Shelley | April 11, 2018

Kate Shamsuddin initially wanted to study medicine, but then shifted her career path. Brianne Shelley sat down with Shamsuddin to discuss her time spent at other medical companies and what led her to Definitive Healthcare.

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By: Brianne Shelley | March 28, 2018

Eliza Becton became an entrepreneur with a mission to help improve the environment. Becton shares her story with Brianne Shelley on how she came up with the idea for Bevi and the company's recent growth since Techstars Boston.

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By: Brianne Shelley | March 21, 2018

Andrea Valente, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer at ERT, started her career in sales and never thought she would end up where she is today. Brianne Shelly sat down with Valente to discuss her career in the Boston tech scene.

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By: Brianne Shelley | February 7, 2018

Colleen Miller, Senior Director of Product and UX at Toast, started her career in tech when eCommerce was first starting out. Miller sat down with Brianne Shelley to discuss her career in the Boston tech scene.

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