Growth Advisor & Former Global Head of Digital Marketing @ Slack: Holly Chen – How An Inner Rebelliousness Led to A Career in Growth

Holly Chen is an award-winning marketing and growth advisor who credits her inner rebelliousness and overall questioning of conventional thinking for leading her into a career in Growth. And she’s been a standout from the beginning. In Beijing, Holly was one of the few Chinese nationals majoring in Italian in the entire country. After taking on her first role at the United Nations, she felt the need to move to something where she could better measure the impact of her work and joined an early stage startup in New York City. Her entry into Product Management and Marketing teams at that start up eventually led to her becoming the Head of Growth at the Google Store, in charge of distinguishing the various Google Store and hardware brands. She then went on to build Slack’s Digital Marketing and Performance Marketing function globally driving user acquisition, retention, and monetization across SMB and Enterprise customers.

Amidst her current work as a growth advisor, Holly is a co-founder of, a coaching platform that is rethinking the way tech leadership looks by creating a direct line to top executive coaches for leaders from diverse backgrounds: specifically women, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented groups.

Hear more about where Holly believes growth sits within a company, advice to those building their own multi touch attribution systems, and her advice for her younger self on this episode of How I Grew This.

App she can’t live without: Apple Podcast App
Animal she would talk to if she could: Cats
App she uses that others wouldn’t expect: Chinese apps