In the press

Wall Street Journal
Men Learn How to Be ‘Allies,’ Without Fear, to Female Colleagues
In meetings, male allies can help women guard against two common occurrences–“bro-propriations,” or instances where a man takes credit for restating an idea previously raised by a woman in the same meeting, and “man-terruptions,” which is just what it sounds like, said Karen Catlin, a former vice president of engineering at Adobe Systems Inc., who now helps technology firms find ways to attract and retain more women.
April 2018

How to Negotiate a Higher Job Offer In Just 1 Simple Sentence
Like the offer, but want more money or better benefits? This tactic, from 25-year tech veteran Karen Catlin, is surprisingly effective.
November 2017

What Ellen Pao’s case—and advocacy—means to women
Karen Catlin was asked to reflect on the impact of what Ellen Pao did—and how it’s benefited all of us.
September 2017

Why Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone Is the Key to Professional Success
As part of Elle’s 2017 Coach of the Month series, Karen Catlin was interviewed by the authors of “Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech” on the importance of embracing risk.
June 2017

Huffington Post
Working in a Man’s World: Karen Catlin is the Technology Queen
Karen Catlin, former VP of Adobe turned leadership coach, has set out to instill her ideology and empower women to push forward in a man’s world – the tech world that is.
April 2017

 Sexism in Silicon Valley: Bay Area not on list of best regions for women in tech
In this spotlight for KTVU’s evening news, the reporter interviewed Karen Catlin about sexism in Silicon Valley. “Women across tech have these experiences all the time,” said Catlin.
April 2017

Capital Soup
Florida Poly Foundation Hosts Second Annual Women in STEM Summit
“With more than 300 guests in attendance, the event featured keynote and TEDx speaker, Karen Catlin, former Vice-President at Adobe Systems, who now advocates for women in technology.
March 2017

The New York Times
Uber Case Could Be a Watershed for Women in Tech
“Left-leaning Silicon Valley has been embracing the Women’s March and had this heightened awareness about issues that women face due to misogynistic men,” said Karen Catlin, a former software engineer who is now an advocate for women in the tech industry.
March 2017

 5 Exercises Sheryl Sandberg, Silicon Valley Women Do to Build Confidence
In this article, Karen shares a favorite technique to help stop her impostor syndrome in its tracks.
September 2016

The Today Show
5 job-hunting tips and resources for moms who want to go back to work
This Today Show segment includes a brief clip of Karen explaining how power posing can help boost self-confidence.
June 2016

Launchway Media
6 Women in Tech You Need to Follow
Catlin has worked in the technology industry for years (former VP at Adobe) and now coaches women in tech to be stronger leaders and men on how to treat women as allies in the industry. Perhaps one of the biggest speakers and well-known women advocating for more women in the technology industry, she writes, speaks, and presents on this topic daily.
February 2016

Providence Journal
Students create apps to solve real-life problems at Providence hack-a-thon
In the words of keynote speaker Karen Catlin, a Brown grad who worked at Adobe Systems and gave a TEDx talk on women in technology, they were urged to step outside their comfort zones to find where the magic is.
February 2016

The Next Web
The 100+ tech & business women speakers you need at your next event
This list of top tech and business speakers includes Karen Catlin along with many other talented, accomplished women.
October 2015

This study suggests Silicon Valley really is biased against women
“This study should be a wakeup call for anyone in Silicon Valley who thinks this is just a pipeline problem,” said Karen Catlin, a former vice president of Adobe Systems who now is an advocate for women in the tech industry. “It’s much more complicated. Either there’s a very leaky pipeline and women are leaving jobs in tech or they are seeing they cannot have the careers they want in this industry and looking elsewhere for jobs instead.”
June 2015

The New York Times
Ellen Pao Disrupts How Silicon Valley Does Business
“Many men in the Valley genuinely believe that their company is a meritocracy,” said Karen Catlin, a former software engineer and a former vice president of Adobe Systems. “They think that the gender problem is something that happens somewhere else. It’s my sincere hope that because Kleiner is so well known, they’ll see that this problem is not at the corner. It’s at the heartbeat. And after this, we’ll have a series of cautionary tales about what not to do going forward.”
March 2015

The New York Times
Vivek Wadhwa, Voice for Women in Silicon Valley, Is Foiled by His Tone
“I don’t think he has done much good,” said Karen Catlin, a former software engineer and vice president of Adobe Systems who now works as a consultant and advocate for women in tech. “He has burned a lot of bridges with the women’s community.”
February 2015

PR Newswire
Wonder Women Tech And The City of Los Angeles Partner To Celebrate, and Educate Women In Tech, STEAM and Innovation Via Epic Free Conference!
News release: “The conference will host 14 distinguished panels and over 50 speakers, including C-Suite women, business leaders, inventors, investors, best-selling authors and award winning scientists and pioneers. Keynote speakers include Karen Catlin, Former VP of Adobe.”
February 2015

On podcasts and videocasts

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Being a Better Ally: How To Use Your Privilege To Create More Inclusive and Engaging Workplaces

Jennifer Brown talks with Karen Catlin about her new book, the future of allyship and what that might look like, and a shared conviction that leaders need to be willing to be uncomfortable in order to create a positive and lasting legacy when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion.
March 2019

Stayin' Alive in Technology logo
Karen Catlin: Bright New Day

Melinda talks with Karen Catlin about her 25 year career in tech and how she now is a hopeful and passionate advocate for inclusive workplaces.
March 2019

Hanselminutes logo
Better Allies and Better Hiring with Karen Catlin

Scott Hanselman talks with Karen Catlin about her upcoming book, Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces.
December 2018

Build by Femgineer
Allyship: How Being An Ally Can Help You Create An Inclusive Workplace
Wondering what allyship is and how to be a better ally? In today’s episode, Karen Catlin joins us to talk about her upcoming book, Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces.
December 2018

Build by Femgineer
3 Simple Everyday Actions You Can Do To Be A Better Ally & Create An Inclusive Workplace
Here’s the thing about allyship, you don’t need to get the green light from someone at the top or put in a ton of effort to make an impact. Turns out there are everyday actions that can benefit your team and workplace and make you a better ally.

In today’s episode, we’ve invited Karen Catlin back to share them with you to help you get started as an ally!
December 2018

Witty podcast
Ep. 23: It wasn’t a big deal to be a woman in tech
Yaz interviews Karen about seeing the decline of women computer science majors since the 1980’s, the keys to reaching the Vice President level, and public speaking tips for techies.
January 2018

Unraveling Pink podcast
The Ultimate Compliment with Karen Catlin
Karen Catlin shares a fantastic male ally moment involving the ultimate compliment.
November 2017

The Develop-her Show podcast
Episode 2: Karen Catlin, Tech Women Advocate and Former VP of Engineering at Adobe
In Episode 2 of The DevelopHer Show, Lauren talks to Karen about the reality that is impostor syndrome, and the tools that tech women can use to share their accomplishments without suffering the likability penalty.
October 2017

Claim the Stage podcast
Episode 54: How to Own + Leverage Your Experience with Karen Catlin
Today’s Claim the Stage show is all about how to own your background and use it to your advantage to grow your speaking business.
July 2017

Build by Femgineer
Mentoring: What It Is And How To Make It Work
In this kickoff episode on mentoring, we talk with Karen Catlin about why some people are reluctant to seek mentoring.
July 2017

Build by Femgineer
Mentoring: How To Get What You Want Out Of It
In this second episode on mentoring, we talk with Karen Catlin about how to approach mentors, set expectations, and thank them.
July 2017

Build by Femgineer
Mentoring: How To Get Started As A Mentor
In our third episode on mentoring, we talk with Karen Catlin about what you can do to become an effective mentor yourself.
July 2017

Everything Speaks podcast
Episode 30: We Need More Women in Tech
This week on Everything Speaks, Lee and Karen talk about the need for diversity in Silicon Valley, the importance of networking, and why it’s critical to become a better public speaker.
January 2017

Teen Hackz podcast
Episode 2: Perfect Parenting Does Not Exist, with Karen Catlin
The two Lisa’s at TeenHacks talk with Karen about the intersection of parenting and leadership.
January 2017

HIP Legal
HIPerspectives Podcast
Listen in to HIPerspectives Episode 12 as Poornima and Karen preview some tips from their book and share their perspectives on why we need more people in tech – particularly women in tech – giving presentations.
November 2015

Less Than Or Equal Podcast
Podcast 87
Karen and Aleen discuss advocacy and mentorship in tech, leaving corporations for consultancies, and the intersection of parenting and leadership.
April 2016

Local Job Network Radio
Moving Up the Ladder – The Art of Micro-Mentoring
Many individuals have formal mentors that guide them and give them career advice, but are there drawbacks to only having one mentor versus many mentors? Karen Catlin joins the show to explore the art of micro-mentoring, or asking for advice and guidance from many people.
May 2014

In blogs

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Pluralsight LIVE: Diversity in tech: 3 ways to create a more inclusive workplace
Karen Catlin, former VP of Engineering at Adobe Systems and women in tech advocate, spoke at the inaugural Pluralsight LIVE to explain how we can make the tech industry more inclusive. Karen’s session, “A field guide for male allies,” focused particularly on how to support women in tech, but her advice extends to creating a more welcoming space for all, not just women.
November 2017
Corner of the Court logo
Corner of the Court: Karen’s Story
In this interview, Karen described when a male ally stepped up with a simple action that made big difference.
August 2017
Geek Girl Rising
The Geek Girls: Poornima Vijayshanker & Karen Catlin
In this interview with the “Geek Girl Rising” authors, Karen and Poornima share some of their favorite career tips.
May 2017
Fairy God Boss
Fairygodboss Of The Week: Karen Catlin
Karen Catlin, who helps women in tech through her consulting business, is a true Fairygodboss who’s all about paying it forward. We love that in addition to advocating for women, she also coaches men on how to create inclusive workplaces. Her career advice will encourage you to tackle your public speaking nerves!
April 2017
Women 2.0
At Last — A Public Speaking Guide for Techies!
In this interview, Karen shares the backstory to her book, “Present! A Techie’s Guide to Public Speaking” and why she thinks everyone should read it.
November 2016
Women in Big Data Meetup
Have you ever power posed?
During the recent Women in Big Data meetup on November 17, 2016, following cocktail samosas, mini fruit tarts, a few handshakes and brief chit chats, we settled into our seats in the Intel auditorium to learn about Public Speaking from a true expert. Karen Catlin has some great tools in her public speaking toolkit, and she generously shared them with us.
November 2016
Power to Fly
Tech Advocate Karen Catlin On How She Became A Mom And Leader On Her Own Terms
Karen Catlin is an advocate for women in the tech industry after having a long, fulfilling career at Adobe. PowerToFly will hand over our social media channels to Karen on Monday, April 18th, to discuss all things women in tech. In anticipation of the takeover, we spoke with Karen about ways to create more gender equality in tech, the intersection between mothering and leading, and the power of remote work.
April 2016
WIT Campaign logo
An Interview with Karen Catlin
The Women In Tech Campaign interviewed Karen Catlin as part of their series to help redefine what women in technology means in the 21st century.
July 2015
Adecco Logo
Three Ways to Start a New Job The Right Way
Kick off your job search with these tips from Karen Catlin and other leadership coaches.
Mother Coders
The Power of ‘The Ask’ — Career Roadmapping with Karen Catlin
As MotherCoders wrapped up the Fall 2014 session, they invited career coach and technologist Karen Catlin to help them create roadmaps toward new careers in tech.
November 2014
Anita Borg Institute
#GHCchat: Working as a Tech Consultant
On November 20th, #GHCchat was co-hosted by Karen Catlin focusing on working as Tech Consultant or Freelancer.
November 2014
Model View Culture
Tech, Culture and Diversity News
In this week’s newsletter, Model View Culture recommends Karen Catlin’s “fast read on building successful women in tech initiatives within tech companies.”
October 2014
The Glass Hammer
Capturing Innovation: How Can Companies Make Tech Teams More Diverse?
An interview with Karen Catlin on strategies for improving gender diversity.
October 2014
Adobe logo
Meet Adobe at the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration
When asked about the best career advice she ever received, this Adobe employee credits Karen Catlin.
October 2014
Let’s face it: Silicon Valley has been a boy’s club for too long. For an area that prides itself on meritocracy, the gender imbalance can be the elephant in the room; mostly unacknowledged, but definitively unavoidable. An interview with Karen Catlin.
February 2014
The Glass Hammer
Movers and Shakers: Karen Catlin, Developing powerful women leaders in the tech industry
An interview with Karen Catlin in The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business.
September 2013
Anita Borg Institute
National Engineers Week Interview
Today’s National Engineers Week interview is with Karen Catlin, Leadership Coach and Advocate for Technical Women, Karen Catlin Consulting.
February 2013