Tara Hunt, CEO of Truly Inc. and co-founder of Phlywheel, has over 20 years of experience in market research and strategy on both client and agency-side. She wrote one of the first books on how the social web is changing business, was named one of 2013’s Entrepreneurial Women to Watch by Entrepreneur Magazine and one of the Most Influential Women in Technology in Fast Company.
What do you want our readers to know about you?
I come from a small town in Alberta and have made my career up as I went along. 🙂
What would you like to see more of in the workplace?
What characteristics and/or qualities do you admire in the women you work with?
Thoughtfulness/attention to detail.
What advice did you wish you were given earlier in your career?
Don’t wait for someone to give you permission.
How do you think we can increase diversity in the workplace?
We all need to improve and diversify our networks. Spend time networking outside of your core group.
What was one belief you had that you later realized was a myth?
I used to believe in meritocracy – if you work hard, you’ll succeed.
Do you have a mantra or quote that inspires you?
The trouble with normal is it only gets worse.
Objects in motion tend to stay in motion.
Where can people find you online?