What We’re Reading: December 30 Edition

Below is Raines Intel’s December 30 curation of interesting reads about business, careers, hiring and more. Send suggestions to


1. Forbes’s Christina Vuleta interviewed Randi Zuckerberg about women in the workplace.

Read “Randi Zuckerberg’s New Rules of Tech and how Championing Female Entrepreneurs brings Us Together.”


2. Advertising Age‘s E.J. Schultz looked at former Kraft/Mondelez and Kind exec Lisa Mann and the impact of her recent hiring as the senior VP-global nutrition at PepsiCo.

She told Ad Age the job was “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create change at a scale level and affect a bigger part of the population.” Pointing to PepsiCo’s Quaker’s recent partnership with Arianna Huffington’s new company Thrive Global, she explained, “I do think there is an inherent switch to how do you help people find the product [and] the tools to live a healthier lifestyle, versus telling. And we need to think through over the coming months and year [about] how to do that.”

Read “What Lisa Mann’s Hiring Means for PepsiCo’s Health Strategy.”


3. Tammi Kroll, the COO, CIO and CTO of Gravity Payments, wrote for Forbes Technology Council about how to find the best future employees in tech.”Many of these potential tech legends are hiding in plain sight,” she wrote. “You could miss them if you don’t look or listen hard enough.”

Read “Stop Looking for Tech Talent and Start Cultivating Tech Champions.”


4. This week, we at Raines Intel published a short piece about Microsoft’s new goals toward increasing diversity in its tech and legal departments. Read “Microsoft Takes Steps Toward More Diverse Staff in Tech & Legal.”


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