Welcome!

photo of Karen CatlinI’m Karen Catlin. After a successful career in the software industry, I’m now focused on helping others reach their career goals.

My Story
I was a software engineer determined to have it all. I wanted to be a mom and a leader! And I did it on my terms. With a creative and flexible work schedule, I had two children, kept increasing my responsibilities, and was promoted to vice president in a public software company. I then went on to be the CEO of an early-stage startup.

Giving Back is My Reward
I’m now “paying it forward” by helping the next generation of women in tech.

What I Do Free Resources
Advisor on Hiring & Retaining Technical Women
Want to hire more technical women? Grow and empower your female employees? Measure the impact of your women’s initiatives? I can help. Contact me to start the dialog…
Career Tips
Looking for practical tips to grow your career? Check out my free publications…
Leadership Coach
Interested in developing powerful women leaders in your company? Using a blend of mentoring and coaching, I work with individuals or groups to strengthen leadership skills. Read more…
Use Your Inside Voice
Curious about how parenting can make you a better leader and leadership training can help you be a better parent? Read my blog…
Speaker and Workshop Facilitator
Seeking an inspirational speaker for your next meeting? I enjoy sharing my experience and teaching others through talks, workshops, and panels. Find out more…
Women in Tech: The Missing Force (a TEDx talk)
Want to learn about the lack of women in the tech industry and what we can all do about it? Watch my TEDx video…
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How I can help you meet your goals