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Issue 10 Interview with Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs


Every few weeks, I ask one question to a founder, CEO, manager, or business owner I respect…

A chat with Sara Sutton Fell

As the founder and CEO of FlexJobs, a 100+ person remote company, Sara Sutton Fell shares with me what she learned the hard way as a leader, having started her first company when she was 21 years old.

Transcript of the interview here


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