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Gina Gotthilf
Startups

The Growth Strategy Behind Duolingo's 200M Users

Gina Gotthilf / VP of Growth and Marketing at Duolingo

Gina Gotthilf shares the growth philosophy and A/B tests behind Duolingo’s rocketship growth from 3M to 200M users in five years.

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Cheryl Kaplan
Startups

M Gemi's Modern Luxury is Retail's New Standard

Cheryl Kaplan / Co-founder and President of M.Gemi

President Cheryl Kaplan on the combination of old world Italian charm with new tech that drives M.Gemi’s repeat purchase behavior.

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Summersalt
Startups

Summersalt Designs Swimwear to Empower All Women

Summersalt

Lori Coulter and Reshma Chamberlin share the prioritization tactics that helped them launch Summersalt in five months.

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Amol Sarva
Startups

How This Founder Disrupted Four Industries

Amol Sarva / CEO and Co-founder of Knotel

Amol Sarva discuses his experiences launching Virgin Mobile, Knotel, and Halo Neuroscience.

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Lilla Cosgrove
Startups

Use These Tips to Streamline Team Productivity

Lilla Cosgrove / Co-founder and Head of Product at Candid

Lilla Cosgrove shares the best team-building and product development tactics she’s learned at Candid, Hello Alfred, & onefinestay.

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Shilpa Shah
Startups

How To Use Gratitude To Beat Your Business Goals

Shilpa Shah / Co-founder of Cuyana

Shilpa Shah discusses scaling Cuyana’s brand, message, and impact and shares a gratitude framework to guide your goal setting.

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Tina Sharkey
Startups

To Drive Real Results, Focus on Intention First

Tina Sharkey / Co-founder and CEO of Brandless

Tina Sharkey shares daily questions to ask your team to execute with purpose and intention and make a difference in the world.

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Matt Scanlan
Startups

How Naadam is Pioneering Millennial Capitalism

Matt Scanlan / CEO and Co-founder of Naadam

Matt Scanlan on how Naadam reshaped the supply chain in the cashmere industry and entrepreneurs building their own resilience.

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Anna Auerbach
Startups

The Future of Work is Flexible — And It’s Here

Anna Auerbach / Co-founder and Co-CEO of Werk

Anna Auerbach discusses how Werk is answering the question: What would workplaces look like if women had a say designing them?

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Manu Kumar
Startups

To Succeed As A Founder, Strengthen These Traits

Manu Kumar / Founder and Chief Firestarter at K9 Ventures

Manu shares startup lessons on grit, humility, and resourcefulness he’s learned as a serial entrepreneur, investor, and advisor.

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Ryan Cummins
Startups

How to Unlock Your Creativity and Greatness

Ryan Cummins / Co-founder and Vice Chairman of Omaze

Ryan on creating magic at Omaze & the lesson his film Untitled Thinkers revealed about the true essence of a well-lived life.

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Alexandra Wilkis Wilson
Startups

Expecting the Unexpected at Gilt, Glamsqad & Fitz

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson / CEO and Co-founder of Fitz

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson shares defining moments and leadership lessons from her time at Gilt, Glamsquad, and Fitz.

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How MeUndies Made Merchandising Their Competitive Advantage

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x.ai Unveils the Future of Artificial Intelligence

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WeFestival Aims to Make Women Stronger Entrepreneurs

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How Box Evolves Their Fast and Furious Culture Through Scale

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