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Hardcore Soft Skills Podcast

Dec 10, 2020

In this episode we talked about Diversity and specifically Diversity Awareness. While Diversity may be seem as part of an initiative a company takes on to  ensure people of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures are treated as equal, diversity is also an individual responsibility.

Our guest today, Karen Catlin, is an advocate for inclusive work spaces. After spending 25 years building software products and serving as a Vice President of Engineering at Macromedia and Adobe, she noticed a sharp decline in the number of women working in tech. therefore, she decided to switch gears. She became a Leadership Coach to help more women become leaders and coach men who want to be better allies for underrepresented groups.

She is the author of two books on the topic Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces and The Better Allies™ Approach to Hiring.

In todays’ episode we talked about her background and career shift. We also discuss specific steps you can take now to become an ally and help foster diversity.

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