Better Allies: Everyday actions to create inclusive, engaging workplaces | LeadDev Bookmarked

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LeadDev Bookmarked is a monthly book club for engineering leaders. In this first session, Suzan Bond (Executive Coach and former COO) interviews Karen Catlin (Author, Better Allies).

They discuss 'Better Allies: Everyday actions to create inclusive, engaging workplaces', inclusive language, more equitable meetings, office housework, and more.

About the book
Karen shares how you can create a more inclusive culture with lots of actionable takeaways on hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, amplifying and advocating for others, giving effective and equitable performance feedback, and using more inclusive language.

About Karen Catlin
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 vocal advocate for inclusion, a leadership coach, and a keynote speaker. She’s the author of 'Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces' and 'The Better Allies™ Approach to Hiring'. She’s also co-author of 'Present! A Techie’s Guide to Public Speaking'.

About Suzan Bond
Suzan is an executive coach and organizational strategist. A former COO for Travis CI, she coaches technology leaders.

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