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Nicole Thayer

Nicole Thayer

Considering Intersectionality in the Tech Community at Large

Welcome to our final post (for now) in the series on intersectionality in the tech industry. Before now, we were focused on how we at Carbon Five might improve at building products with an intersectional lens. For those unfamiliar with the term, intersectionality is defined by Merriam Webster as “the complex, cumulative way in which

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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

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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

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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

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Nicole Thayer

Nicole Thayer

Building for Intersectionality in Tech: Intersectionality and Product Management

By Nicole Thayer & Tiffany Wong Note: This is the fourth post in this blog series on intersectionality in tech. Check out the first, second, and third posts. Welcome back to our ongoing series about how employees at Carbon Five approach intersectionality in tech. For more information on why we’re doing this and what we’re hoping

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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

Nicole Thayer

Nicole Thayer

Building for Intersectionality in Tech: Intersectionality and Software Engineering

By Nicole Thayer & Tiffany Wong Note: This is the third post in this blog series on intersectionality in tech. Check out the first, second, and fourth posts. Welcome back to our ongoing series about how employees at Carbon Five are approaching conversations about intersectionality in tech. For more information on why we’re doing this and what we’re

Nicole Thayer

Nicole Thayer

Building for Intersectionality in Tech: Intersectionality and Design

By Nicole Thayer & Tiffany Wong Note: This is the second post in this blog series on intersectionality in tech. Check out the first, third, and fourth posts. Welcome back to our ongoing series about how employees at Carbon Five are approaching conversations about intersectionality in tech. For more information on why we’re doing this and what

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