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Hit Refresh by Skillcrush is a new podcast about changing careers and joining the other tech world—no computer science degree needed. We have new episodes every two weeks. Sign up now to be the first to know when a new episode drops.

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Hit Refresh by Skillcrush is a new podcast about changing careers and joining the other tech world—no computer science degree needed. Our first episode drops this Fall. Sign up now to be the first to know.

interview with ellen pao

SEASON 1, EPISODE 02

THE NEW TECH WORLD

Silicon Valley has some serious issues, so this week, we're talking alternatives. To get a handle on those problems—and creative solutions—we talk to two major players in tech: Ellen Pao and Natalia Oberti Noguera. Ellen's story is riveting—she famously sued a VC firm for gender discrimination after a truly remarkable amount of sexism and backlash she faced for speaking up. She’s inspired scores of women to come forward and take on big name companies to change the face of tech. Finally, Natalia tells us about the future of tech outside of Silicon Valley, and the incredible work she’s doing to make tech a welcoming, supportive industry for all of us.  

SEASON 1, EPISODE 01

THE FUTURE IS FLEXIBLE

In our series premiere, we talk about how technology has made it possible to radically restructure what the modern workplace looks like, and how making changes to how we work is one of the most effective ways we can make the tech industry welcoming to more people. We start with Skillcrush’s story of going completely remote as a way to find our balance, and then talk to Annie Dean of Werk to get into the bigger picture around workplace flexibility—especially as it relates to advancing marginalized people in the tech world. Finally, we come back to our own team, who will talk about the reality of remote work, including how they fight its biggest downside.

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