Chip and Joanna Gaines on building Magnolia Network, even though, ‘We still don’t have a television’

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During the Fast Company Innovation Festival, the ‘Fixer Upper’ stars discussed recruiting a diverse slate of talent to join them in their new venture. “The secret to good television is finding people who don’t want to be on television,” entrepreneur and Fixer Upper star Chip Gaines told Fast Company Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Mehta during a keynote panel at the magazine’s Innovation Festival. Read Full Story

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Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Hans Vestberg, and Lena Waithe join Fast Company Innovation Festival

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Business executives, creative leaders, technologists and founders join the lineup for Fast Company’s first virtual festival. The sixth annual Fast Company Innovation Festival will feature newsmakers in business, the arts, and social impact for a week of keynote conversations, panel discussions, immersive workshops, and one-on-one mentoring, led and curated by Fast Company journalists. Read Full Story

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Malala Yousafzai, Eric Schmidt, Pramila Jayapal, Mark Mason join Innovation Festival

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Leaders from politics, business, and social good join the first-ever virtual ‘Fast Company’ gathering. The Fast Company Innovation Festival has added Malala Yousafzai , the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, to its lineup of speakers. Also joining the festival: Eric Schmidt , the technologist and philanthropist; Washington congresswoman Pramila Jayapal ; and Mark Mason , chief financial officer of global banking giant Citi. Read Full Story

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Former Pinterest executive: ‘I really hit the glass ceiling very hard’

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At the Fast Company Innovation Festival, Françoise Brougher talked about her experience with gender discrimination—and what companies can do to create a more equitable work culture. In April, Françoise Brougher was fired from her post as the chief operating officer at Pinterest. The news was delivered to her during a 10-minute video call, and, as Brougher later recounted in a Medium post , the only explanation Pinterest offered was that she was not collaborative and lacked “strong cross-functional relationships.” Read Full Story

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