Karen Catlin
Leadership coach, keynote speaker, and author.

Creating Inclusive Workplaces: The Better Allies™ Approach
Have you ever thought, "I care about creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace, but what can I do?” If so, you’re not alone. Knowing how to be a better ally for underrepresented colleagues is unfamiliar territory for many of us.
 
In this keynote, Karen Catlin will cover key points from her book, Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces. Attendees will learn steps they can take to:
Diversify their network (and why it’s important to do so) 

  • Amplify and advocate for others in meetings
 
  • Provide equitable and effective feedback
 
  • Disrupt office housework  
Come discover how you can make a difference with the Better Allies™ approach.
After spending twenty-five years building software products and serving as a vice president of engineering at 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, keynote speaker, and author. She's a highly sought-after and engaging presenter who has delivered talks at more than a hundred events. In addition to speaking herself, Karen is determined to bring more diversity to speaker lineups at tech industry events. To support this goal, she coauthored Present! A Techie's Guide to Public Speaking.
 
In 2014, Karen started the Twitter handle @betterallies to share simple, actionable steps that anyone could take to make their workplace more inclusive. That Twitter handle became the inspiration for her second book, Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces.