5 episodes

Join us for the "Tech Culture Interrupted" Podcast — an engaging and provocative conversation between NCWIT’s social scientists (Dr. Catherine Ashcraft and Dr. Brad McLain) and a variety of special guests from the Tech Industry’s top leaders and innovators. "Tech Culture Interrupted” explores ground-breaking research and ground-truth stories about how to build more inclusive and more innovative workplace cultures through new perspectives on leadership, community, and engagement.

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Tech Culture Interrupted NCWIT Podcasts

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Join us for the "Tech Culture Interrupted" Podcast — an engaging and provocative conversation between NCWIT’s social scientists (Dr. Catherine Ashcraft and Dr. Brad McLain) and a variety of special guests from the Tech Industry’s top leaders and innovators. "Tech Culture Interrupted” explores ground-breaking research and ground-truth stories about how to build more inclusive and more innovative workplace cultures through new perspectives on leadership, community, and engagement.

Available wherever Podcast are found. New episodes rolling out all the time.

    Diversifying Private Equity in Tech

    Diversifying Private Equity in Tech

    Who gets funded?  Who doesn't?  And Why.  In this episode Nancy Phillips and Ryan Heckman from Rallyday Partners talk with us about diversity, equity, and inclusion through a venture capital, private equity and entrepreneurial lens.  

    • 28 min
    Power Tilt: Power & Influence on Tech Teams (with Intuit)

    Power Tilt: Power & Influence on Tech Teams (with Intuit)

    A conversation with Tracy Stone from Intuit regarding new research being conducted by NCWIT with Intuit support to investigate how power and influence operates on technical teams and who has it (and who doesn't!). This research is poised to introduce a new and important metric for assessing and improving inclusive cultures in Tech at the Team Leadership level.

    • 31 min
    Tech Inclusion Journey at Dropbox

    Tech Inclusion Journey at Dropbox

    In this episode we talk with Danny Guillory -- head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Dropbox -- and Dropbox's use of NCWIT's research-based strategic approach to creating more inclusive cultures.  This powerful online platform has led Dropbox through a self-reflective and action-oriented process, which Danny discusses in terms of lessons learned and guidance for other companies engaged in this important work.   

    • 51 min
    COVID & The Identity Distance Trap

    COVID & The Identity Distance Trap

    In this episode join Dr.s Aschraft and McLain from NCWIT with special guest Mary Fairchild - Global Director of Diversity and Inclusion at f5 - as they explore the experience of isolation in Tech during the COVID pandemic as an important opportunity to create more inclusive cultures in the long run.  Included are discussions about what we can all do to ensure that we are powerful architects of a "new normal" in how we see each other, how we treat each other, and how we work together in Tech.  

    • 47 min
    Interrupting Everyday Bias

    Interrupting Everyday Bias

    In this episode join Dr.s Aschraft and McLain from NCWIT with special guest Kim Vorrath - Vice President of Software Programs at Apple - as they explore what everyday bias looks like and why it's both a problem and an opportunity for building more inclusive and innovative tech cultures.  Included are discussions about unconscious bias and schemas, stereotype threat, personality penalties, and micro-inequities.  And they discuss real-life stories with research-based strategies and tools for addressing everyday bias.  Whether you are an executive, manager, or an individual contributor -- this podcast if for YOU!  Enjoy.

    • 51 min

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