Zocdoc CEO: Why vaccine scheduling is harder than it looks

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Vaccines were developed at record speed in large part due to public-private partnerships. The same model can expedite the rollout, writes Zocdoc founder and CEO Oliver Kharraz M.D. By now, the vaccine scheduling horror stories are familiar. Websites are crashing . Bookings are canceled at random . And a laundry list of technical issues is making it all but impossible to secure an appointment. Read Full Story

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How the Trevor Project is using AI to prevent LGBTQ suicides

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Over the past three years, the nation’s largest suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ youth has undergone a major tech overhaul, most recently using machine learning to assess high-risk outreach. In 2017, when John Callery joined the Trevor Project, an LGBTQ suicide prevention organization, as its director of technology, he had a galvanizing, if not daunting, mandate from the newly appointed CEO, Amit Paley: “Rethink everything.” Read Full Story

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Exclusive: Former Care.com CEO joins the Wing, as the company plans next steps

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Sheila Lirio Marcelo, founder and former CEO of Care.com, has joined as exec chairwoman of the Wing’s board, and Lauren Kassan, cofounder and longtime COO, has been named CEO. With an executive shakeup and new leadership, the Wing appears to be tentatively charting its comeback. The once-buzzy women’s club received a financial lifeline last month when IWG acquired a majority stake in the coworking startup, whose business was devastated both by the pandemic and a racial reckoning. Now, with the appointment of a key board member—and a new CEO (who replaces Audrey Gelman, the magnetic cofounder who was once synonymous with the brand)—the company is looking to the future. Read Full Story

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