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Kate Gulliver

  • Age
    37
  • Title
    Global head of talent
  • Company
    Wayfair

Industry: Work

Under Kate Gulliver’s expert eye, culture has become queen at the home-goods e-tailer. Ever since she joined as global head of talent and HR in May 2016, ranks of full-time employees have doubled to over 13,300—4,000 of whom joined last year alone. The influx of talent helped the company post record revenue last year—40% year-over-year net revenue growth in the fourth quarter—and find its way into the Fortune 500. But in the mad dash to staff up, Gulliver has achieved a level of inclusion far beyond anything Silicon Valley has been capable of thus far: Roughly half of Wayfair’s full-time employees are women, and she’s making sure talented non-white-male candidates can find their way into senior and leadership roles. To get there, Gulliver’s team has developed an in-house, data-driven program that has certified some 2,000 employees in non-biased behavioral interviewing skills, as well as an inclusive career-development curriculum.

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List Debut
2019