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Nora Jenkins Townson is Founder of Bright + Early, An Unconventional HR Consultancy

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Nora Jenkins Townson is the founder of Bright + Early, an unconventional HR consultancy that has helped some of the most successful startups scale. With a focus on employee experience, anti-oppression and creativity, Nora believes that the best People strategies are human first and data informed, with a dash of design thinking. With a background leading HR at Canadian success stories like Wealthsimple and FreshBooks, she founded Bright + Early to help conscious companies who are too small for full time HR leadership. She is also the co-author of The Parenting Playbook, a resource for small businesses on navigating parenthood in the workplace. Her work has been featured in TechCrunch, Elle Magazine, and the Globe and Mail, and she is a frequent speaker on inclusivity, designing HR, and the future of work.

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