Articles by Alice Wenner

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Alice Wenner

Alice Wenner

#C5Mentors: Anna Neyzberg on Making the Tech Industry Accessible for All

Anna Neyzberg’s first job in the tech industry was not great: women employees weren’t encouraged to speak up, and when they did, management didn’t pay attention. Now a software engineer at Carbon Five, Anna co-founded ElixirBridge in 2016 to teach people from underrepresented groups how to code. In our final post in a series celebrating

Carbon Five-mentorship-outreach-anniversary
Alice Wenner

Alice Wenner

#C5Mentors: Emily Mi Cai on Leveling the Playing Field in College Admissions

Carbon Five Product Manager Emily Mi Cai has spent the past three years working with Minds Matter to help a high school student in her community navigate the college admissions process. In our fourth post in a series celebrating 21 years of mentorship in honor of Carbon Five’s 21st anniversary, Emily discusses why she’s passionate

Carbon Five-mentorship-outreach-anniversary
Alice Wenner

Alice Wenner

#C5Mentors: Gintel Gee on Diversifying the Design Field

As a teenager growing up in South Central Los Angeles, Carbon Five Senior Product Designer Gintel Gee taught herself the basics of design by creating graphics on her computer and connecting with a community of peers on online message boards. Looking back, Gintel wishes she had had a mentor to answer her questions and direct

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Alice Wenner

Alice Wenner

#C5Mentors: Courtney Hemphill on Empowering Women in Tech

In addition to her roles as a partner and VP of product management at Carbon Five, Courtney Hemphill was also the company’s first female employee. In our first post in a series celebrating 21 years of mentorship in honor of Carbon Five’s 21st anniversary, Courtney discusses her passion for empowering women in tech by volunteering

Carbon Five Intersectionality and Design Panel
Alice Wenner

Alice Wenner

Experts Offer Insights on How to Build Accessible Products During Carbon Five Panel Discussion on Intersectionality

Four product development experts gathered in June to discuss how teams can create accessible products that are inclusive for users whose backgrounds may be very different from their own. The panel discussion, titled “Design and Intersectionality,” was part of San Francisco Design Week and was sponsored by Carbon Five. Panelists included designers and a product

Carbon Five Summit 2021
Alice Wenner

Alice Wenner

Carbon Five Virtual ‘Summit In Place’ Conference Emphasizes Allyship, Career Development, and Camaraderie

From May 25 to 27, Carbon Five team members gathered virtually for the first ever remote Summit, the company’s annual internal conference. Named “Summit In Place,” the three-day event saw employees log in from New York, California, Tennessee, Washington, and other locations around the U.S. to participate in workshops focused on diversity, inclusion, equity, and

Contemporary Jewish Museum Levi Strauss
Alice Wenner

Alice Wenner

Celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month with the Contemporary Jewish Museum

In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, Carbon Five has been amplifying and celebrating voices from the Jewish community throughout May. We caught up with our friends at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) — a past Carbon Five client — to learn more about how Jewish Americans have influenced Bay Area culture, how the pandemic

Carbon Five moms
Alice Wenner

Alice Wenner

Meet the Moms of Carbon Five

Being a working parent is no easy task, especially during a pandemic. At Carbon Five, we’re constantly striving to build an inclusive environment where everyone feels supported and valued — parents included. We spoke to three Carbon Five moms about how the past year has changed their views on work/life balance, how they’ve juggled work

Agile on the Edge Colors
Alice Wenner

Alice Wenner

How To Build Products with Cutting-Edge Technology Using Agile Methodology

During her three years as a software engineer at Carbon Five, Rose Karr has had the opportunity to work on several projects that involve cutting-edge technology. She has found that while working with this kind of tech can be exciting, it also presents a unique set of challenges. In a recent talk, Karr discussed some

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Alice Wenner

Alice Wenner

Women’s History Month: Celebrating the Achievements of Women Around the World

We’re excited to announce that Carbon Five has been amplifying and celebrating women’s voices throughout the month of March. Each week, we brought our team together through a series of events designed to facilitate discussion and promote learning around the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, with a focus on how they have

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