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Interview with Sarah Friar, chief executive at Nextdoor: part 1 of 2

Sarah Friar, chief executive at Nextdoor, says the platform is different from others in that it is welcoming and offers a diversity of perspectives. It is founded on trust.

She highlights how the firm’s executive team did not grow up in the US and why having a team of people from diverse backgrounds is incredibly important: “diversity of opinion is important for risk management.”

She adds that having robust playbooks is important to build risk management over time. In her mind, the greatest challenges today are climate change and people needing to care about their communities.

Building a resilient company and communities

A slew of challenges is testing the mettle of companies and communities alike. For Sarah Friar, chief executive of local information app Nextdoor, thriving in this uncertain environment requires diverse perspectives, a tilt to local solutions, playbooks…

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