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Change Wave is an exclusive look at the real, first-hand stories of how cutting-edge leaders rose to the top, smashed through barriers and created lasting impact. Brought to you by Treehouse, the company that has taught 850,000 people to code and helps companies like Nike, MailChimp, Airbnb and more hit their hiring plans and create diverse teams. If you’d like to know more, head to https://trhou.se/diversity.

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Change Wave is an exclusive look at the real, first-hand stories of how cutting-edge leaders rose to the top, smashed through barriers and created lasting impact. Brought to you by Treehouse, the company that has taught 850,000 people to code and helps companies like Nike, MailChimp, Airbnb and more hit their hiring plans and create diverse teams. If you’d like to know more, head to https://trhou.se/diversity.

    Yelp: Miriam Warren

    Yelp: Miriam Warren

    Miriam Warren is the Senior Vice President of Engagement, Diversity and Belonging at Yelp and Board Chair of the Yelp Foundation. Miriam joined Yelp in 2007, serving in a variety of marketing and operational roles, including leading the company’s expansion efforts internationally as Vice President of New Markets. Presently, she heads a team working at the intersection of culture, engagement, corporate philanthropy and diversity, equity and inclusion. 
     

    • 35 min
    Copper: Charles Ashworth

    Copper: Charles Ashworth

    Charles is the Global People and Culture Leader at Zendrive, where he leads the global people organization. Charles has been instrumental in Hacking HR’s SF Chapter, bringing thought leadership to the discussion of emerging technologies. With 25 years of significant experience in key leadership roles at high-growth organizations, Charles has successfully reorganized entire company cultures and visions to adopt a “one team,” collaborative approach time and time again. He is active in the transformation of the human resources role in business, publishing and speaking on the changing landscape of the profession.

    • 21 min
    Pinterest: Candice Morgan

    Pinterest: Candice Morgan

    Candice Morgan is the Head of Inclusion and Diversity at Pinterest, where she leads strategies to build a more inclusive and diverse global company. Previously, Candice spent nearly 10 years at Catalyst, where she designed strategic talent initiatives for global companies and firms across a range of industries. Candice holds an MS in cross-cultural psychology from Brunel University and a BS in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a frequent speaker and advisor at global conferences and events, a contributor to Harvard Business Review, and was recently honored on Fast Company's list of Most Creative People in Business & The Root 100 Most Influential African-Americans of 2017.

    • 33 min
    Synchrony: Margaret Keane

    Synchrony: Margaret Keane

    Margaret Keane is CEO of Synchrony. Prior to that role, she led the Retail Card platform as president and CEO beginning in 2004 and then expanded her responsibilities in 2011 to become president and CEO of their North American Retail Finance business. Through those years, she developed the leadership skills needed to manage a successful organization that has now become a Fortune 200 company five years post-separation.
    She was able to infuse a mindset of inclusion and innovation into 16,500+ employees which has driven an incredibly diverse culture for all employees to be their authentic selves.
    Margaret continues to transform Synchrony, positioning the company for long-term growth by focusing on innovation and technology. Margaret led the integration of the company’s strategic imperatives focused on accelerating growth and diversification, directing her management team to oversee areas including business strategy, venture investments and M&A, enterprise data analytics, customer experience, and expansion of the company’s direct to consumer banking and products strategy.
    Her passion for emerging technology has been a trademark of her 38-year career, as she fully embraces the need to integrate business and technology strategies – understanding that the two must co-exist. Margaret pushes Synchrony to be nimbler and move faster than ever. The company’s deep technology investments are paying off, driving initiatives to make consumer purchases seamless and frictionless.

    • 21 min
    10x Genomics: Serge Saxonov

    10x Genomics: Serge Saxonov

    Serge Saxonov co-founded 10x Genomics in 2012 and has served as the CEO since its inception. He has defined the company's vision and strategy, contributed to core inventions, and led 10x through multiple phases of rapid growth. 10x Genomics is a leading company in the field of genomics. The company was founded on the vision that this century will bring unprecedented advances in biomedicine to transform the way we understand and treat diseases leading to dramatic improvements in human health.
    In 2016, he was honored as one of Goldman Sachs 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of the Year. Prior to 10x Genomics, Serge was Vice President of Applications at QuantaLife, where he was responsible for building content, driving new applications, and identifying key diagnostics opportunities for the core ddPCR technology. Before QuantaLife, Serge was the first employee at 23andme. As Founding Architect and Director of R&D, he defined the initial conception of the product, recruited a lot of the earlier team and built many key elements of the technology. Serge received a Ph.D. in biomedical informatics from Stanford University and an A.B. in applied mathematics and biology from Harvard College.

    • 25 min
    Intuit QuickBooks: Kara DeFrias

    Intuit QuickBooks: Kara DeFrias

    Kara's background is a mix of private and public sector experience, including Chief of Staff for the QuickBooks Online Platform at Intuit and Director of Experience Design in the Obama White House. In the former, she champions small businesses, solopreneurs, and freelancers around the globe. Prior, Kara received an appointment to the first class of Presidential Innovation Fellows, where she served as entrepreneur in residence, reimagining the relationship between the federal government and the people from a technology perspective. She was also Chief of Staff at 18F, TEDxIntuit founder, and worked on TurboTax, Oscars, and Super Bowl.
     
    Kara does pro-bono digital strategy for the likes of Team Rubicon; spent 10 days in rural India teaching micro-entrepreneur women human centered design; and guest lectures at Stanford, George Washington University, and UC San Diego STEM Academy for high school girls. She graduated summa cum laude from Penn State with a masters in instructional design, and was San Diego Woman of the Year finalist. Twitter: https://twitter.com/karadefrias Website: https://www.karadefrias.com/.
     

    • 40 min

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