Facebook can do more for working parents.

Are the tech giants doing enough for working parents?

In this episode of the Innovation For All podcast, Eliza Khuner questions whether a 9-to-5 full time work schedule is limiting companies and employees, especially working parents. Eliza is a data scientist who worked at Facebook until she had her third child. She turned her concerns into a company-wide movement for more flexible work options, growing from private talks with HR to a public discussion with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to a viral WIRED article.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR:

  • Do company standard policies really support working parents?
  • What happened when Eliza confronted Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives with the demand for more flexible options for working parents?
  • Why should companies allow working parents part-time or work from home options?
  • Will this create a loss of culture in the workplace?
  • Are huge talents overlooked because most companies require full-time work?
  • Does creating more flexible solutions create ways to pay people less?

Sheana and Eliza also talk about the loss of workplace culture when there are flexible work options, the need for wellness rooms for breastfeeding mothers, and the support that should be given by companies to working parents. Eliza continues to speak about this so that companies are made aware of the problem and working parents can have the choice to live their lives while staying valuable to their company.

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  • Facebook
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Google
  • Nextdoor
  • Sherly Sandberg
  • Restorative justice

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VR-training against sexual harassment is not a gimmick, feat. Morgan Mercer of Vantage Point

In this episode of Innovation For All, Sheana Ahlqvist speaks with Morgan Mercer, founder and CEO of Vantage Point. Learn how Vantage Point is using VR to reduce sexual harassment at work through way, way better training.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How Vantage Point leverages the benefits VR to combat sexual harassment
  • Examples of subtle & aggressive sexual harassment situations in the workplace
  • Why they take a bystander approach to training

Morgan is product-enthusiast and idealist who founded the Virtual Reality immersive training company Vantage Point in 2017. Prior to founding Vantage Point, she concurrently served as the Head of Digital for an e-commerce startup and an Analyst for a digital agency where she has worked on high-profile contracts focused on attitude change and behavior change within the domain of complex social issues.

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Google and Facebook are monopolies. Does it matter? Feat. Sally Hubbard

In this episode of Innovation For All, Sheana Ahlqvist speaks with Sally Hubbard, antitrust expert and investigative journalist at The Capitol Forum. Learn whether giant tech companies are building monopolies (spoiler alert: they are) and why that unfair advantage matters.

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is Antitrust law?
  • Is fake news an antitrust problem?
  • How monopolies amplify inequality
  • What would it look like to unmonopolize big tech companies?

As an antitrust expert and investigative journalist, Sally Hubbard has forged a successful career specializing in tech platforms, competition and regulatory risk. Currently leading The Capitol Forum’s coverage of monopolization issues, Sally’s expertise in antitrust and tech giants, including Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, yields predictive analysis of regulatory outcomes. Sally founded and hosts Women Killing It!, a podcast series that interviews career rockstars to find out what has worked for them, how they got where they are today, and what they wish they knew sooner.

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Be brave, get paid: How women can earn more $ through negotiation, feat. Kathlyn Hart

Does the thought of negotiating terrify you? It could be costing you tens of thousands of dollars. In this episode of Innovation For All, Sheana Ahlqvist speaks with Kathlyn Hart, salary negotiation coach and founder of the Be Brave Get Paid salary bootcamp for millennial women.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What are the biggest mistakes women make in salary negotiations?
  • How do you balance salary vs. non-monetary benefits like vacation?
  • Are the rules different for consultants?

Through her salary negotiation bootcamp “Be Brave Get Paid,” which has helped women increase their income by an average of $15,000, she teaches underpaid ambitious women how to confidently own their worth and ask for more.

Kathlyn is also the host of The Big Leap Show podcast, where she interviews entrepreneurial women about their journey from dreaming to doing. The podcast was featured on iTunes “New and Noteworthy,” and was named “Top 5 Women Podcasts You Must Listen” by Huffington Post.

Kathlyn’s teachings on career, courage, and business have been featured in publications such as Business Insider, Forbes, Bustle, The Muse, Learnvest, Hello Giggles, and Popsugar.

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Kathlyn Hart Website: www.kathlynhart.com
Be Brave Get Paid: www.bebravegetpaid.com
The Big Leap Show Podcast: www.kathlynhart.com/podcast

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/hustlynhart
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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/hustlynhart
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathlynhart/

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When Are “Fair” Algorithms Better Than Accurate Ones? with Osonde Osoba

Artificial Intelligence continues to penetrate our lives. As it does so, we should be wary of its ethical and social implications.

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Osonde Osoba, an engineer at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, joins Sheana Ahlqvist in today’s episode of Innovation For All Podcast to talk about fairness in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. AI has the ability to seriously impact our lives, which is why Osonde is pushing for systems that are accurate, unbiased, and flexible.

Discover what areas we should be wary when handing over the decision-making to AI’s, why this isn’t just a technical issue, but also political, and who should we put in charge of these systems. Learn also the importance of accountability, ethics, privacy, and regulation in AI systems.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • The difference between Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Should AI systems intentionally be made to ‘align with our comfort’?
  • What roles do the legislators, policy makers, etc. do?
  • Strategies to protect Data Privacy in AI and ML models
  • Regulatory rules between the developers and the users
  • If technology changes so rapidly, how can regulators keep up?
  • How can we build accountability into AI & ML?

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