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Karen Kirkland

Karen Kirkland was the vice president of Talent Development & Outreach at Nickelodeon. During her time leading the Writing Program, she has launched the careers of writers who went on to work for hit shows including Modern Family, Sesame Street, and Silicon Valley.

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Karen Kirkland, cameo
August 8, 2018

Can’t find the star employees you need? Then make them. That’s what Marissa Mayer did when she founded the Associate Product Manager program at Google — one of the company’s crown jewels. She mentored a team of young, hungry, talented employees in the ways of Google, and they helped drive its success. She followed that same mindset when she became Yahoo CEO, a role she reflects on in the show.