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Sara Wachter-Boettcher

 

image of Sara Wachter-BoettcherSara Wachter-Boettcher is the principal of Rare Union, a digital product and content strategy consultancy based in Philadelphia, and the co-host No, You Go, a podcast about living your best feminist life at work. Her most recent book, Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech (W.W. Norton, 2017), was named one of the best tech books of the year by Wired, and one of the top business books of the year by Fast Company. Her other books include Design for Real Life (with Eric Meyer) and Content Everywhere, and her work has been published in The Washington Post, Slate, The Guardian, and Quartz.

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All music for the #causeascene podcast is composed and produced by Chaos, Chao Pack, and Listen on SoundCloud

 

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Chelsea Higgs Wise

Chelsea Higgs Wise is a clinical social worker and intercultural communicator who specializes in connecting underserved and misrepresented communities with policymakers to advocate against racism and misogyny. Chelsea is a proud Virginia graduate as she earned her Bachelor’s of Social Work from Longwood University and her Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Chelsea is an experienced event moderator and offers facilitated dialogue services for topics around race, history and feminism. As an activist who helps evolve narratives and policies, Chelsea has been an instrumental voice in numerous campaigns and was recently brought on as Narrative Change Officer to the Truth, Racial Healing, Transformation Enterprise granted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and implemented by Initiatives of Change, USA.

She’s a regular contributor to RVA Magazine in political and artistic commentary and co-hosts a radio show, Women and Politics on WRIR LP 97.3 FM. Within the past year, Chelsea has been appointed to serve the City of Richmond, Virginia through the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority Board of Directors and the Richmond City Social Services Advisory Board. Chelsea values genuine connection, authentic relationships, and meaningful impact. She is fueled daily by her village of family, friends, and especially her young daughter, Chloe.

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All music for the #causeascene podcast is composed and produced by Chaos, Chao Pack, and Listen on SoundCloud

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Leonardo Graterol

image of leonardo graterolLeonardo Graterol is a Latin American software engineer, born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, now living in Chile.

He’s worked in web and software development jobs in several industries like digital marketing, e-commerce, GIS and airlines.

Leonardo is also experienced in teaching and public speaking, he has taught several programming courses and has delivered talks at Meetups and conferences, and is currently working on developing a mentoring program for junior developers with no formal college education.

He is a believer in the power of cryptocurrencies as a mean to take back financial power from governments and institutions and return it to individuals.

 

All music for the #causeascene podcast is composed and produced by Chaos, Chao Pack, and Listen on SoundCloud

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Nina Baliga

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Nina is the Co-Founder & CEO of <div>ersity, a startup focused on creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive tech industry.  They are building a platform that’s the “Glassdoor for diversity” where companies can highlight what they’re doing to create inclusive environments for people of all backgrounds, and diverse coders, developers and engineers can share their experiences in the workplace.  As a child of immigrants, Nina has always been passionate about social justice and improving the lives of marginalized people. She began her career in the non-profit world working to empower underrepresented communities, then went on to get an MBA before she decided to teach herself front-end web development and user experience design.  With nearly twenty years of experience in non-profit and for-profit organizations, she decided to dive into the startup world combining her community organizing, business, and app development skills.

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All music for the #causeascene podcast is composed and produced by Chaos, Chao Pack, and Listen on SoundCloud

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Melanie Crutchfield

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DOER OF THINGS, DREAMER OF DREAMS
Melanie is an obsessive learner. She drinks far too much coffee. She thinks being creative is about the best thing you can do with your time, which is why she does what she does.

Melanie has a background in Fine Art Photographic Printing, and she’s had the pleasure of collaborating with some off-the-charts talented photographers. Creative teamwork: it’s awesome.

She loves Python and Django, with special emphasis on the amazing people she’s been lucky enough to meet through her pursuit of learning. Super sparkles.

Recently Melanie developed, coded, and launched FiveUp, a service that sends you random happy texts throughout your day.
Creativity + happiness = win.

Melanie believes in hope, kindness, Ben and Jerry’s Salted Carmel Core ice cream, and spunk. And you.

 

All music for the #causeascene podcast is composed and produced by Chaos, Chao Pack, and Listen on SoundCloud