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Nora Jenkins Townson

Founder & CEO, Bright + Early

Nora is an unconventional HR expert specializing in the design of technical and creative organizations. After helping Canadian startups like Wealthsimple and Freshbooks 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 organizations like Mozilla, Mejuri, Endy and Kotn build inclusive, people-first organizations. Nora is also a frequent speaker and writer, and serves as co-editor of Early Magazine, a digital publication exploring the future of work. Nora believes that the best people strategies are human first and data informed, with a dash of design thinking.