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Why the leaders of an HR tech startup bet on failed founders

Failed ventures can have silver linings: they build skills that some companies actively seek out. More than 32 employees at HR tech company Rippling are failed founders. Insider spoke with the company’s cofounder and CTO and head of people to learn why. This article is part of a series called […]
Why the leaders of an HR tech startup bet on failed founders
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As a Black queer journalist, I’ve dealt with racism and queerphobia throughout my education. Here’s why I decided to stop whitewashing my résumé.

Daric L. Cottingham is a journalist and soon-to-be graduate of USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism. While studying journalism, Cottingham felt a target on his back for being Black, gay, and fem. Instead of whitewashing his résumé and appearance, Cottingham sought advice from Black queer journalists. Visit the Business section of […]
As a Black queer journalist, I’ve dealt with racism and queerphobia throughout my education. Here’s why I decided to stop whitewashing my résumé.
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As a type-A mum trying to ‘have it all,’ I suffered a breakdown. These 5 tips helped me regain control and prioritise self-care on a daily basis.

Jessica Milicevic is the owner of Maven Media, a strategic branding and marketing agency in North Carolina. She wrote a list of ways working mums can practice self-care without sacrificing too much time or money. Disconnecting, enjoying quiet time, and practicing self-compassion are easy ways mums can prioritise their wellness. […]
As a type-A mum trying to ‘have it all,’ I suffered a breakdown. These 5 tips helped me regain control and prioritise self-care on a daily basis.
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3 entrepreneurial couples who’ve appeared on ‘Shark Tank’ reveal how they balance running a business with their romantic relationships and families

Starting a business with your significant other can blur the lines between work and personal life. 3 entrepreneur couples who appeared on “Shark Tank” said finding a healthy balance is key. Gina Marie and Scott Davis, cofounders of Dog Threads, schedule family time to de-stress. Visit the Business section of […]
3 entrepreneurial couples who’ve appeared on ‘Shark Tank’ reveal how they balance running a business with their romantic relationships and families
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EY’s innovation leader explains why all leaders should invest in learning and development — and the strategy the firm is using to upskill its 300,000 employees

Jeff Wong is the global chief innovation leader at Ernst & Young (EY). Wong shared that upskilling and reskilling employees has become more important amid the pandemic. EY employees are encouraged to acquire skills in design thinking and robotics, and a pursue an accredited MBA. This article is part of […]
EY’s innovation leader explains why all leaders should invest in learning and development — and the strategy the firm is using to upskill its 300,000 employees
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Your Black colleagues want you to do more when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Here’s how to turn intent into action.

Executives pledged new DEI initiatives after the killing of George Floyd. But about six months later, many Black employees say there hasn’t been enough change. Diversity and inclusion consultants share ways executives can usher in real change. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. American companies promised change […]
Your Black colleagues want you to do more when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Here’s how to turn intent into action.