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By: Brianne Shelley | June 13, 2017

Vanessa Kafka, VP of Product Management at KAYAK, has earned a leadership role at one of the world's leading online travel companies without a traditional product management background. Here's her story.

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By: Brianne Shelley | May 17, 2017

Gina Ashe is a serial entrepreneur & CEO. Her latest company is ThirdChannel, a rapidly growing technology company powering smart retail for some of the world's top brands. Here's her story.

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By: Brianne Shelley | May 10, 2017

Holly Chessman has always had a passion for writing and has managed to turn it into several careers in the tech world. Today, she works as the VP of Marketing at Glance Networks. Brianne Shelley tells Chessman’s story, which includes living abroad in the United States and internationally.

Lead(H)er
By: Keith Cline | May 9, 2017

As the founder and CEO of Insurify, Snejina Zacharia has built a career around building successful businesses where people have either failed or even dared to try. Here's her story.

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By: Brianne Shelley | May 2, 2017

Mira Wilczek is the CEO of Cogo Labs, one of the leading startup accelerators in Boston. In the latest edition of the Lead(H)er series, Brianne Shelley spoke with Wilczek and learned how she first got into the tech world, including working as an "ethical hacker" for IBM.

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By: Brianne Shelley | April 19, 2017

Kim Castelda, the Chief People Officer at Bullhorn, was originally on course to be a social worker and ended up working at Harvard University. She then shifted gears to work in the Boston startup scene. Brie Shelley's profile on Castelda reveals an interesting journey.

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By: Brianne Shelley | April 11, 2017

Clara Vu, the VP of Engineering at Veo Robotics, turned her love for mathematics into a career involving robotics, including working on the ever-popular iRobot Roombas. Brianne Shelley's in-depth profile tells an interesting story, as Vu gives some advice to recent graduates.

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By: Brianne Shelley | March 29, 2017

Kerri Moriarty worked as a Financial Advisor for Prudential and never thought she would be working at a startup. Now, she is the Head of Company Development at the recently formed, finance tech startup, Cinch Financial. Here's her story.

Lead(H)er
By: Brianne Shelley | March 22, 2017

Kiki Mills Johnston ran MITX for eleven years before moving to San Francisco and then Austin.  She recently returned to Boston and is now the Managing Director of MassChallenge's Boston program.  Here's her story.

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By: Brianne Shelley | March 14, 2017

Sasha Hoffman, the COO of Piaggio Fast Forward, has worked for a variety of companies throughout her career. In each situation, she has been exposed to new challenges and different roles along the way.  Here's her story.

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By: Brianne Shelley | February 28, 2017

Shana Cooper, the Vice President of Products & Services at Kuvée, didn't expect to work on such a broad range of products, but she always loved the challenge of disrupting static industries.  Here's her story.

Lead(H)er
By: Keith Cline | February 6, 2017

Get to know... Claudia Dent, SVP of Product Management at Everbridge, a global platform for critical communications and enterprise safety. 

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By: Keith Cline | January 23, 2017

Lindsey Christensen is the Head of Marketing at TetraScience.  Here's her background story and how she managed her career to the point of leading the marketing function for a venture backed company.

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By: Kaite Rosa | May 2, 2016

Recently, I sat down with Jill Balis to discuss digital marketing’s evolution, what big trends marketers ought to prep for next, and a bit about what she’s working now with The Grommet.

Lead(H)er
By: Kaite Rosa | March 10, 2016

There’s a theme here connecting the companies du Toit has worked for: great people and great culture.

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