Get Uncomfortably Awake With Michelle Kim on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 51

Blending activism and entrepreneurship sounds like a delicate dance, but as a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and a career coach, Michelle Kim is showing us how to make it happen, one uncomfortable conversation at a time. In this episode of Hack the Process, Michelle will explain why diversity training for startups is about more than just ticking a box on a form, how her own life experiences inspired her work with marginalized communities and individuals, and what she’s doing to make sure the information and training products she’s developing are effective, tested, and ready for the market.

Where to find Michelle online:

Awaken: http://www.visionawaken.com

Personal Coaching/Consulting Site: http://www.michellekimconsulting.com

Blog: https://medium.com/@michellekim

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mjmichellekim

UC Berkeley Graduation Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlGQhwegchU&t=2m50s

Resources Michelle mentioned:

Creative Live: https://www.creativelive.com/

General Assembly: https://generalassemb.ly

Tim Ferriss: https://tim.blog/

Leslie Mac : http://www.lesliemac.com/

Safety Pin Box: https://www.safetypinbox.com/

Kimberly Bryant: https://twitter.com/6Gems

Black Girls Code: http://www.blackgirlscode.com/

Ericka Huggins: https://www.erickahuggins.com/

Black Panther Party: http://www.cbpm.org/nbpp.html

Rich Russo: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rich-russo-cdp-99204125

Elephant in the Room: http://theelephantintheroomdiversitytrainings.org/

Note: After this interview was published, Michelle let me know that my initial use of the word “woke” in the title could have been interpreted as cultural appropriation. Like all of us, I’m still learning, and I apologize for any offense. If there were a word that conveyed the concept as clearly and concisely I would have used it. Meanwhile I’ve substituted “awake” for “woke” in the updated title, and I would be grateful to hear from folks in the comments about better ways to get this complex idea across in a word, or maybe two. -David

Getting Angry and Getting Things Done with Ashe Dryden on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 18

When Ashe Dryden gets angry, she does something about it. She writes, she speaks, she tweets, she hosts conferences such as AlterConf, and she organizes fundraising programs. And as an engineer who knows what it’s like to be a member of a marginalized group, the issue at the heart of Ashe’s anger is diversity awareness in the tech and gaming industries. Ashe’s outspoken activism has gotten her a lot of attention, both positive and negative, but she manages to find balance in her own life by maintaining friends and hobbies outside of the tech world, and paying attention to her own needs while fighting for the needs of others. Hear how Ashe turned herself into an expert and an internet celebrity, how she structures her time, and how she applied new learnings along with the skills she already had when she got started.

Where to find Ashe Online

Website: http://www.ashedryden.com/

AlterConf: http://www.alterconf.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ashedryden

AlterConf Blog: http://www.alterconf.com/blogs/ashe-dryden

Ashe’s Blog: http://www.ashedryden.com/blog

Update – Donate to support AlterConf: https://app.moonclerk.com/pay/8d7sjjjyovm

Resources Ashe mentioned

Fund Club: http://joinfundclub.com/

Asana: https://asana.com/

Shanley Kane: https://twitter.com/shanley

Model View Culture: https://modelviewculture.com/