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Understanding Privilege & Using It To Create Change With Karen Catlin

In this episode Melinda Briana Epler, Founder & CEO of Change Catalyst and Karen Catlin, CEO of Karen Catlin Consulting and author of Better Allies, discuss how we can each build empathy and create positive change for others by first understanding our own privilege.

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When I first started understanding privilege…. I went to an Ivy League school. And so I realized that’s a source of privilege for myself. But when people were pointing that out – like you have new computer science degree from an Ivy League school – you can go into that meeting with so much confidence that people will listen to you…. I get benefits.
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Guest Speaker

Karen Catlin

CEO of Karen Catlin Consulting, Author of “Better Allies”

After spending 25 years building software products and serving as a vice president of engineering at Macromedia and Adobe, Karen Catlin witnessed a sharp decline in the number of women working in tech. Frustrated but galvanized, she knew it was time to switch gears.

Today, Karen is a leadership coach and a highly acclaimed author and speaker on inclusive workplaces. She is the author of three books:  “”Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces,”” “”The Better Allies™ Approach to Hiring,” and “”Present! A Techie’s Guide to Public Speaking.””

Learn more about the host and creator of Leading With Empathy & Allyship, Melinda Briana Epler.