What We Talk About When We Talk About Tech

Belonging begins with discomfort: Building and measuring equity in tech with Abadesi Osunsade

May 05, 2021 Rich Gall, Jennifer Riggins, Abadesi Osunsade Season 1 Episode 9
What We Talk About When We Talk About Tech
Belonging begins with discomfort: Building and measuring equity in tech with Abadesi Osunsade
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Tech
Belonging begins with discomfort: Building and measuring equity in tech with Abadesi Osunsade
May 05, 2021 Season 1 Episode 9
Rich Gall, Jennifer Riggins, Abadesi Osunsade

Jennifer Riggins (@jkriggins) and Rich Gall (@richggall) talk with Abadesi Osunsade, the founder and CEO of Hustle Crew, VP of Global Community and Belonging at Brandwatch, and co-host of the podcast Techish, among many other things. 

Abadesi explains how she found her way into the industry and explains how her experiences led her to fopund HustleCrew, an organization designed to help organizations improve diversity and equality in their workforce and empower people from marginalized communities to find their way in tech. She also discusses the work Hustle Crew does, and talks in detail about why measuring the success of diversity and belonging initiatives isn't actually as hard as we might sometimes think it is. 

We also discuss how we can all assume responsibility for the struggle for equality and justice, the importance of sitting with our discomfort when having difficult conversations, and how to 'zoom out' gain a sense of perspective when our doubts about our ability to effect change are starting to flag.

Show Notes

Jennifer Riggins (@jkriggins) and Rich Gall (@richggall) talk with Abadesi Osunsade, the founder and CEO of Hustle Crew, VP of Global Community and Belonging at Brandwatch, and co-host of the podcast Techish, among many other things. 

Abadesi explains how she found her way into the industry and explains how her experiences led her to fopund HustleCrew, an organization designed to help organizations improve diversity and equality in their workforce and empower people from marginalized communities to find their way in tech. She also discusses the work Hustle Crew does, and talks in detail about why measuring the success of diversity and belonging initiatives isn't actually as hard as we might sometimes think it is. 

We also discuss how we can all assume responsibility for the struggle for equality and justice, the importance of sitting with our discomfort when having difficult conversations, and how to 'zoom out' gain a sense of perspective when our doubts about our ability to effect change are starting to flag.