• Slack's VP of engineering says joining the company during the pandemic helped shape her best practices for managing a remote team

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement I can't believe it's been over a year since many companies, including Slack, transitioned to full remote work overnight.
    I've spent a lot of my career working remotely, and I'm what people call a "remote native." I've built and managed teams of other employees who have no fixed offices across the globe. And since joining Slack last summer , I haven't met any of my colleagues in person.
    Most remote natives have only ever met their boss or teammates through a computer screen. And even as society edges back towards normality, the way we work isn't ever going back to...
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  • Ashlie Ordonez, mom of 5, sold her wedding ring to keep her company afloat. Here are 4 things she and other entrepreneurs with children say they need to avoid losing their businesses during the pandemic

    Ashlie Ordonez, mom of 5, sold her wedding ring to keep her company afloat. Here are 4 things she and other entrepreneurs with children say they need to avoid losing their businesses during the pandemic

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Right before Christmas, Ashlie Ordonez sold her wedding ring. The mother of five hoped the $12,000 would keep her business afloat for a bit longer, despite what it cost her emotionally.
    "I came from a trailer park, and I had a $12,000 ring on my hand," Ordonez, who owns the spa Bare Bar in Denver, said. Since she launched the business in 2020, she doesn't qualify for Paycheck Protection Program loans.
    Ordonez is one of millions of women who own a business and care for young children, a balancing act that was made even more difficult by the pandemic. A new report from...
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