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Dot Complicated: October 24, 2018

Host Randi Zuckerberg is joined by Melinda Briana Epler (Founder and CEO, Change Catalyst), Erica Keswin (Founder; Workplace Strategist, Professional Dot-Connector, Spaghetti Project), and Vivian Shen (Co-founder and CEO – Juni Learning, Co-founder and CTO, Ruby Lee) on the Wednesday, October 24, 2018 edition of Dot Complicated.

Air Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

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Vivian Shen

Air Time: 12:00 pm
Featuring: Vivian Shen

Melinda Briana Epler

Air Time: 12:00 am
Featuring: Melinda Briana Epler

Erica Keswin

Air Time: 12:00 am
Featuring: Erica Keswin

Featured Guests

Melinda Briana Epler

Founder and CEO, Change Catalyst

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Melinda Briana Epler has over 25 years of experience developing business innovation and inclusion strategies for startups, Fortune 500 companies and global NGOs.

As CEO of Change Catalyst, Melinda currently works with the tech industry to solve diversity and inclusion together. Using her background in storytelling and large-scale culture change, she is a strategic advisor for tech companies, tech hubs and governments around the world. She co-leads a series of global solutions-focused conferences called Tech Inclusion. Melinda is also Director of Program Development at Backstage Capital, a venture capital firm, where she develops startup curriculum and builds inclusive local and global entrepreneur ecosystems for underestimated founders.

Previously, Melinda was a Marketing and Culture Executive and award-winning documentary filmmaker – her film and television work includes projects that exposed the AIDS crisis in South Africa, explored women’s rights in Turkey, and prepared communities for the effects of climate change. She has worked on several television shows, including NBC’s The West Wing.

Melinda speaks, mentors and writes about diversity and inclusion in tech, allyship, social entrepreneurship, underrepresented entrepreneurs and investing.
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Erica Keswin

Founder; Workplace Strategist, Professional Dot-Connector, Spaghetti Project

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Erica Keswin is a workplace strategist who has worked for the past twenty years with some of the most iconic brands in the world as a consultant, speaker, author and professional dot-connector. Her bestselling book, Bring Your Human to Work: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Design a Workplace That is Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World, was published by McGraw-Hill in the Fall of 2018.

Erica’s work and insights can be seen in varied media outlets, including Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Huffington Post, O Magazine, Entrepreneur, Quartz at Work, Fast Company, Better Homes and Gardens, Mogul, and Conscious Company.

Keswin is also the founder of the Spaghetti Project, a platform devoted to sharing the science and stories of relationships at work. She lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her family and dog, Cruiser.

Book – https://www.amazon.com/Bring-Your-Human-Work-Sure-Fire/dp/1260118096
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Vivian Shen

Co-founder and CEO – Juni Learning, Co-founder and CTO, Ruby Lee

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Vivian and Ruby are both Stanford and YCombinator graduates. They are bonded by their passion for computer science – that said, they might look similar on paper, but each brings a very different perspective and background to the company. And they’re not what you might expect – for example, Vivian has a background in creative writing and brings a fresh creative spirit to the program; Ruby power lifts in her free time and fosters a strong work ethic. Their dynamic brings a stimulating edge to Juni Learning. And as two female engineers, Vivian and Ruby have an especially strong perspective on how to empower girls to explore computer science.

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