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Hilliary Turnipseed

Shadow Search
Diversity and inclusion practice

Hilliary Turnipseed has over a decade of talent acquisition and management experience, specializing in early-stage startups, as well as the education technology, media production, and advertising industries. In addition to her recruitment work, Hilliary has successfully implemented diversity and inclusion strategies, along with employee engagement and wellness program initiatives. She is also well known for her viewpoints and approaches to optimizing workplace environments and policies for the Millennial Generation. 

Hilliary currently leads the diversity and inclusion practice for boutique talent consultancy, Shadow Search. Prior to joining Shadow Search, Hilliary served as the Head of Talent Acquisition for DC-based technology startup, Upside Business Travel, where she built one of the industry’s most diverse engineering teams. Her efforts overall earned them a spot on Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” list in 2018. In addition, Hilliary has managed talent acquisition efforts for companies such as POLITICO, Discovery Communications and Blackboard. She also serves as a Director for Women Who Code’s DC Chapter, and is an active member in several DC networking groups and community organizations.