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When it comes to diversity and inclusion, D&I leader Ciara Trinidad lets the data speak. When she left her last startup, the 125-person company was 59% women, its sales team had gender parity, and underrepresented minorities constituted the majority of its product team. Here she shares why a culture of data underpins a culture of inclusion — and how to do it.

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Patreon's Lucia Guillory is pioneering a new approach to People Ops that creates an end-to-end employee experience AND scales. Early-stage startups take heed.

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Facebook, Linden Lab and Reddit veteran bethanye Blount is on a mission to help startups ensure that the story their comp practices are telling is the right one. Here's how you'll know.

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It's not easy making the transition from manager to executive. One Medical VP Marketing Vanessa Hope Schneider shares the lessons she leans on from her marketing, PR and publishing days that have helped her become a better leader.

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Cynthia Maxwell has led engineering teams at Slack, Apple, Yahoo! and Pinterest. Here's the management framework that's become one of the most powerful resources in her toolkit.

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Amazon veteran Michelle Wilson serves as an independent board member for Pinterest, Okta and Zendesk. From how to find independent board members to when to bring them on, here's what she tells startups that ask about this critical board role.

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When searches for talent are competitive and condensed, startups have a need for speed that makes freestyle negotiations or plug-and-play comp data resources attractive. But that's not how it has to go down. Instacart assembled a multifunctional task force — its VPs of Engineering, HR and Data Science — to spearhead a more sophisticated compensation strategy driven by data. Here's how it works.

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So you've heard of radical candor by now, right? That's just one of many tools you'll need to be a better boss, according to Candor, Inc. co-founder Kim Scott. You also must master the different modes of performance on your team — especially for your top people. Here's why.

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Chewse CEO Tracy Lawrence shares how she's made open salaries work at her startup — and how it has transformed it. She runs through tactics and rubrics that help intangibles such as transparency and openness feel real to employees.

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LaunchDarkly CEO and Co-founder Edith Harbaugh biked solo across the U.S. in the summer of 2007. A decade later, her lessons from the road — from ways to grind through long stretches to how to approach forks in the road — still inform how she leads teams and builds software.

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Former Google executive Amy Chang has successfully courted heavy hitters and VIPs to advise her startup Accompany. Here, she breaks down how to score big fish for your braintrust.

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Etsy COO Linda Kozlowski knows an operations leader is critical to the success of a company. Here, she sheds light on the most mysterious role in the C-suite — and how startups can hire and empower the right COO for their company.

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Former MyFitnessPal and Under Armour marketing VP Tara-Nicholle Nelson lays down the content marketing law: stop publishing clickbait. Here, she outlines how to create true engagement.

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ClassPass CMO Joanna Lord covers the essentials on product marketing for teams struggling to define, implement and launch the function at their startup.

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New Relic CIO Yvonne Wassenaar details the game-changing benefits of business simulations and how to use them to transform your company.

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NerdWallet VP of People Operations Flo Thinh outlines the profile of an exceptional Head of Recruiting as well how to design a magical candidate experience.

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USDS marketing chief and former head of marketing for Google X Janine Gianfredi shares her lessons on how to build adaptable teams, even in the most rigid and regulated environments.

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For decades, HR leader and Mensch Ventures' founder Beth Steinberg has tackled complex talent challenges at some of the biggest names in technology and retail. Here, she opens her playbook on a topic that many avoid before it's too late: layoffs.

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Candor Inc. co-founders Kim Scott and Russ Laraway have both written and spoken often on how to give radical candor to colleagues. Here they turn the tables and focus on how to receive it.

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Company crises — like wildfires — are complex developments that can progress in unexpected ways. Simple's Head of Communications Krista Berlincourt outlines the principles and practices that can help triage and tackle any incident.

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Frederique Dame spent the last four years as a top product manager at Uber. But if you ask her what's made her career, it's her attitude. Here's what she knows that others should.

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Bethanye Blount shares her hard-earned tips on how to detect and debug troublemakers.

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One Medical CTO Kimber Lockhart subscribes to a philosophy -- inspired by woodworking -- that helps startups judiciously control technical debt. Here's how it works.

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Successful launches are fueled by robust beta programs. Here's how eero's Head of Beta & Special Programs Kelly Neary and Head of Product Paul Nangeroni cracked the code with beta testing.

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Ellen Chisa is a renowned product leader and blogger who quit Harvard Business School to try something new. It worked wonders. Here's what happened.

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Anne Dwane, CBO at Chegg, has had to adapt a lot in her career as she's started and sold companies. Here's what she learned.

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OpenTable's leader Christa Quarles explains how startups can spot and survive their breaking points.

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Kim Scott cut her teeth as a manager at Apple and Google, and now helps create great leaders as an author and coach for companies like Twitter. Here's the secret that's made all the difference for her.

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Google and Square's former marketing maven Arielle Jackson shares a set of vital branding exercises.

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Former AdRoll Director Diane Lu maps out the sales operations team that can turn your startup's sales force into a revenue-generating juggernaut.

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Koru CEO Kristen Hamilton helps hundreds of people hire and get hired every year. These are the traits she knows translate into excellent performance on the job.

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Meenal Balar cut her teeth at Facebook taking growth to a global level. Now she's using this plan to do the same thing at Remind.

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Molly Graham helped forge a work culture at Facebook that's withstood huge amounts of growth. Today, she's something of a rapid scaling expert. Here's the key to doing it right, she says.

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An open letter from a former Facebook and VMware engineering executive on how startups can best structure their release processes.

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Serial entrepreneur and networking maven Angie Chang deconstructs the art of influence in three steps.

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Katie Dill, Airbnb's Head of Experience Design, on how to critique your colleagues' work the right way to move things forward.

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Kim Scott, veteran of Google, Apple, Dropbox and Twitter, shares what she's learned — especially the importance of giving a damn.

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HR specialist Megan Zengerle is a veteran at international hiring. Here, she clarifies the visa process, best practices and more.

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Startups can't succeed without the trust of their customers. Here, Urbansitter CEO Lynn Perkins shares how to bake trust into your product.

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Founder Adora Cheung shares the strategies and hard lessons that allowed Homejoy to sprint across two continents and keep quality high.

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Square is used by entrepreneurs everywhere. But how can one company reach such a wide audience? Their PR expert Khobi Brooklyn tells all.

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Sought-after executive coach Katia Verresen shares the tips and tricks you can use to be as effective as possible.

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Caryn Marooney, Head of Technology Communications for Facebook, shares the PR secrets that help companies get great press.

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Meebo Co-founder Elaine Wherry set up a scheme to test industry demand for engineers. Her experiment yielded crazy results.

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Patty McCord drafted the foundational document on culture in Silicon Valley for Netflix. Here, she highlights the key takeaways.

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Marked Point Founder Jenn Hirsch works with a lot of PR firms. She's seen the good, the bad and the ugly. Here's how you can spot them too.

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It's not always true that simplicity makes the best product. Sometimes making things less simple will get you the users you truly want.

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When Julia and Kevin Hartz first started Eventbrite, they knew they weren't looking for a quick exit, but for long-term, durable success.

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Knowing too much can be dangerous and narrow your view. Leadership advisor Liz Wiseman offers tips for avoiding this trap.

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Arielle Jackson has experience crafting marketing campaigns at Google, Facebook and Square. This is her messaging toolbox.

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Carly Guthrie has helped onboard new employees in startup offices and crowded restaurants. Here's what she learned from hard-won experience.

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From wall colors to snack options, office designer Kelly Robinson shares tips that any startup can use to make the most of their workspace.

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Tamara Steffens specializes in driving user acquisition and has it down to a science. Here, she says what startups must do to gain traction.

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Carly Guthrie has run HR for major restaurant groups and startups. Here, she shares lessons for startups looking to hold onto their talent.

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Heidi Roizen has been an entrepreneur, advisor and investor. But in order to excel at work, you have to live a life that makes you happy.

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Julie Zhuo, Director of Product Design, shares Facebook's in-depth process for hiring talented designers step by step.

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This is a pep talk for anyone who’s chosen Should far too long and feels like it’s about time they give Must a shot.

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Molly Graham helped structure compensation at Facebook and now Quip. She's emerged with these rules for creating a fair, motivating system.

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Molly Graham joined Facebook at 400 employees and helped turn a culture of chaos into a streamlined organization. Here's how she did it.

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Jessica McKellar, former founder and now engineering manager at Dropbox, shares the tenets that have made her an effective technical leader.

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