Nora Jenkins Townson

Founder & CEO

Bright + Early

Nora is an unconventional HR expert specializing in the design of technical and creative organizations. After helping a number of startup success stories grow, she founded Bright + Early, a consultancy of forward thinking HR experts on a mission to craft the world’s best workplaces. Bright + Early has helped over 200 organizations (such as Mozilla, Mejuri, Endy and Kotn) build and scale their people programs. Nora is also a frequent speaker and writer, and serves as co-editor of Early Magazine, a digital publication exploring the future of work.


wednesday – 02:30pm Masterclasses

Time Icon 60 mins

Location Icon Meridian Hall - Castle Point Numa Lounge

(No) People Problems: How Founders Can Craft Great Places to Work

Founders: Do you dream of creating a team like no other? One where ambition is high, drama is low, hiring is easy, and everyone is locked in with the mission? Designed for leaders of companies 5-50, this masterclass is for those who aspire to build not only a top product but a top place to work. Not sure where to start? The team at Bright + Early, who have helped hundreds of top tech companies build and scale their people, will walk you through each step of designing a progressive people plan customized to your organization’s values and stage.