More About Kieran Snyder
Kieran Snyder is a highly accomplished business leader and technology executive with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. She has a strong track record of success in driving growth and innovation at companies and has a proven ability to build and lead high-performing teams.
After completing a Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing at the University of Pennsylvania, Kieran began her industry career as a product manager at Microsoft, where she built Microsoft’s linguistic platform for developers and led Microsoft’s company-wide effort to integrate search into the Microsoft Windows platform. In her decade at Microsoft and Amazon, she led product development efforts for many of the world’s most impactful language products.
Kieran is a world-renowned expert on language and bias at work, and her writing has appeared in Fortune, The New York Times, Slate, and the Washington Post. She published the initial Fortune data studies which put the topic of language bias in performance feedback on the map.
As Textio’s Co-Founder and CEO, Kieran led her team in the invention of augmented writing, which uses machine learning algorithms to help writers communicate more effectively. Textio’s augmented writing software is used by hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies globally to recruit more inclusively and communicate more equitably at work.
Kieran is highly respected in the technology industry and is regularly sought out as a speaker and thought leader on topics of language, software, and bias. She is also a mentor to many aspiring business leaders and serves on the boards of ConvertKit, Masterful, and Atlas AI.
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