SAVOY: Karen Catlin (Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces) Talk and Book Signing

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an author talk and book signing with local author Karen Smith Catlin (Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces), a graduate of WHS '81.  This event is free and open to the public.

About the Book

Are you looking to build a workplace culture with a certain buzz about it? Where employees are thriving and engagement survey scores are through the roof. Where people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities are hired and set up for success--and they all want their friends to work there too, because it's so awesome.

One secret to creating this kind of workplace is allyship. And it's something anyone can do.

In Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces, you'll learn to spot situations where you can create a more inclusive culture, along with straightforward steps to take. Leadership coach Karen Catlin will walk you through how to be a better ally, including: 

  • Hiring and retaining a diverse workforce
  • Amplifying and advocating for others
  • Giving effective and equitable performance feedback
  • Using more inclusive language

Read this book to level-up your ally skills and create a culture where everyone, including you, can do their best work and thrive.

About the Author

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. 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 book, "Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces."
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Savoy Bookshop & Café
10 Canal St.
Westerly, RI 02891