The Smart Years

Episode 2

Diversity & Inclusion in Tech: Whose Burden of Proof?

Bybreen Samuels published on

Bybreen Samuels is in conversation with Kim Crayton. She is a; Chief Encouragement Officer, Proud Multipotentialite, Advocate for Diversity, Inclusion and Safe Places in Tech. Through her advocacy she's turning up the temperature in the tech industry with her vision, #causeascene. The aim is to create access for and recognition of under-represented people in tech.

However, there was a moment in the birthing of this mission that caused Kim to pause at a cross road. She publicly shared her vulnerabilities around what it means to be at the helm of a movement, she didn't expect to happen. Tune into this episode of The Smart Years to discover the:

  • Life changing event that brought her into the tech industry
  • One word that integrated her identity
  • Books she found in her mum's library that opened her eyes
  • Reason why living nakedly is so important to her
  • Key astrological archetype she must live out
  • Door to which the burden of proof must lay
  • Companies who are implimenting good inclusive practices
  • Person she hung out with instead of going to summer camp and what he taught her
  • Power allies who choose to make themselves uncomfortable to enable access for under-represented people.

Quote of the Day by Jacqueline Woodson

"Diversity is about all of us and about us figuring out how to walk through this world together."

Recommended Resources:

  1. Book - The 5th Discipline - The Art and Practice of the Learning Organisation
  2. Podcast - The Gary Vee Audio Experience
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