Hayden Brown is chief marketing and product officer at Upwork Inc., the largest B2B human cloud platform; the company is used by more than 30% of the Fortune 500. Brown says the biggest motivation for her is meeting the many individuals whose lives have significantly changed for the better because of opportunities they received through Upwork. This past year, Brown has worked on ways to reduce friction in the hiring and job-finding process, building teams to improve Upwork’s product. Last year, this work enabled 1.8 million successful projects to be executed by geographically distributed teams on Upwork, Brown says.