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Karen Catlin

Advocate for Inclusive Workplaces, Coach, Speaker & Author

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Karen Catlin Biography

After spending twenty-five years building software products and serving as a vice president of engineering at Adobe, Karen Catlin witnessed a sharp decline in the number of women working in tech. Frustrated but galvanized, she knew it was time to switch gears.

Today, Catlin is a leadership coach and an acclaimed author and speaker on inclusive workplaces. She is a highly sought-after and engaging presenter who has delivered talks at more than a hundred events. In addition to speaking herself, Catlin is determined to bring more diversity to speaker lineups at tech industry events. To support this goal, she coauthored “Present! A Techie's Guide to Public Speaking”.

In 2014, Catlin started the Twitter handle @betterallies to share simple, actionable steps that anyone can take to make their workplace more inclusive. That Twitter handle became the inspiration for books, “Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces” and “The Better Allies Approach to Hiring”.

Speaking Topics
  • Belonging in Healthcare Keynote (1-hour)

    In this interactive keynote, Karen covers key strategies from her latest book, Belonging in Healthcare. Attendees will learn how to:

    • Stand up to everyday discrimination
    • Be more inclusive in meetings, rounds, and shift huddles
    • Disrupt glue work
    • Open career doors for coworkers from underrepresented groups

  • Better Allies Keynote (1-hour)

    In this interactive keynote, Karen covers key points from her book, Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces. Attendees will learn steps they can take to:

    • Diversify their network
    • Amplify and advocate for others in meetings
    • Use more inclusive language
    • Open career doors for coworkers from underrepresented groups

  • A Fireside Chat with Karen Catlin (1-hour)

    In this “no holds barred” conversation, a leader from your organization interviews Karen about privilege and the challenges underrepresented employees face at work. Using scenarios of non-inclusive behavior, Karen breaks down how an ally can take action in the moment.

Videos
Books
The Better Allies Approach to Hiring

The Better Allies Approach to Hiring

Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces

Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces

FAQs
  • How do I book Karen Catlin to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Karen Catlin for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Karen Catlin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Karen Catlin or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Karen Catlin

    Speaking fees for Karen Catlin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Karen Catlin are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Karen Catlin, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Karen Catlin speak about?

    Karen Catlin is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Consulting, Culture, Diversity Speakers, Education, Innovation, Leadership Speakers, Science and Technology, Technology Speakers, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Karen Catlin travel from?

    Karen Catlin generally travels from San Mateo, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Karen Catlin’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Karen Catlin for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Karen Catlin for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Karen Catlin or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Advocate for Inclusive Workplaces, Coach, Speaker & Author

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Karen Catlin Biography

After spending twenty-five years building software products and serving as a vice president of engineering at Adobe, Karen Catlin witnessed a sharp decline in the number of women working in tech. Frustrated but galvanized, she knew it was time to switch gears.

Today, Catlin is a leadership coach and an acclaimed author and speaker on inclusive workplaces. She is a highly sought-after and engaging presenter who has delivered talks at more than a hundred events. In addition to speaking herself, Catlin is determined to bring more diversity to speaker lineups at tech industry events. To support this goal, she coauthored “Present! A Techie's Guide to Public Speaking”.

In 2014, Catlin started the Twitter handle @betterallies to share simple, actionable steps that anyone can take to make their workplace more inclusive. That Twitter handle became the inspiration for books, “Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces” and “The Better Allies Approach to Hiring”.

Karen Catlin Speaking Topics

  • Belonging in Healthcare Keynote (1-hour)

    In this interactive keynote, Karen covers key strategies from her latest book, Belonging in Healthcare. Attendees will learn how to:

    • Stand up to everyday discrimination
    • Be more inclusive in meetings, rounds, and shift huddles
    • Disrupt glue work
    • Open career doors for coworkers from underrepresented groups

  • Better Allies Keynote (1-hour)

    In this interactive keynote, Karen covers key points from her book, Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces. Attendees will learn steps they can take to:

    • Diversify their network
    • Amplify and advocate for others in meetings
    • Use more inclusive language
    • Open career doors for coworkers from underrepresented groups

  • A Fireside Chat with Karen Catlin (1-hour)

    In this “no holds barred” conversation, a leader from your organization interviews Karen about privilege and the challenges underrepresented employees face at work. Using scenarios of non-inclusive behavior, Karen breaks down how an ally can take action in the moment.

Karen Catlin Videos

  • Karen Catlin – Everyday actions to create inclusive, engaging workplaces
    Have you ever thought, “I care about creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace, but what can I as an individual really do?” If so, you’re...
  • Karen Catlin Speaker Reel (2021)
    After spending 25 years building software products and serving as a vice president of engineering at Macromedia and Adobe, Karen Catlin witnessed a...
  • How To Be Better Allies | Culture Of Tech
    We sat down with Karen Catlin to talk about some uncomfortable topics including diversity and inclusion in #OpenSource, #BlackLivesMatter (#BLM)...

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FAQs on booking Karen Catlin

  • How do I book Karen Catlin to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Karen Catlin for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Karen Catlin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Karen Catlin or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Karen Catlin

    Speaking fees for Karen Catlin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Karen Catlin are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Karen Catlin, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Karen Catlin speak about?

    Karen Catlin is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Consulting, Culture, Diversity Speakers, Education, Innovation, Leadership Speakers, Science and Technology, Technology Speakers, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Karen Catlin travel from?

    Karen Catlin generally travels from San Mateo, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Karen Catlin’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Karen Catlin for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Karen Catlin for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Karen Catlin or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Karen Catlin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Belonging in Healthcare Keynote (1-hour), Better Allies Keynote (1-hour) and A Fireside Chat with Karen Catlin (1-hour). The estimated speaking fee range to book Karen Catlin for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Karen Catlin generally travels from San Mateo, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jenn Lim, Claudia Chan, Carin Taylor, Kimberley Doyle and Katrina Jones. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Karen Catlin for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Karen Catlin Speaking Topics

  • Belonging in Healthcare Keynote (1-hour)

    In this interactive keynote, Karen covers key strategies from her latest book, Belonging in Healthcare. Attendees will learn how to:

    • Stand up to everyday discrimination
    • Be more inclusive in meetings, rounds, and shift huddles
    • Disrupt glue work
    • Open career doors for coworkers from underrepresented groups

  • Better Allies Keynote (1-hour)

    In this interactive keynote, Karen covers key points from her book, Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces. Attendees will learn steps they can take to:

    • Diversify their network
    • Amplify and advocate for others in meetings
    • Use more inclusive language
    • Open career doors for coworkers from underrepresented groups

  • A Fireside Chat with Karen Catlin (1-hour)

    In this “no holds barred” conversation, a leader from your organization interviews Karen about privilege and the challenges underrepresented employees face at work. Using scenarios of non-inclusive behavior, Karen breaks down how an ally can take action in the moment.

Karen Catlin Speaker Videos

  • Karen Catlin – Everyday actions to create inclusive, engaging workplaces
    Have you ever thought, “I care about creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace, but what can I as an individual really do?” If so, you’re not alone. Knowing how to be a better ally for...
    Karen Catlin Speaker Reel (2021)
    After spending 25 years building software products and serving as a vice president of engineering at Macromedia and Adobe, Karen Catlin witnessed a sharp decline in the number of women working in...
  • How To Be Better Allies | Culture Of Tech
    We sat down with Karen Catlin to talk about some uncomfortable topics including diversity and inclusion in #OpenSource, #BlackLivesMatter (#BLM) movement, and how to be great allies. Catlin is a...
    How Being An Ally Can Help You Create An Inclusive Workplace » Karen Catlin
    Wondering what it is and how to be a better ally? Well in today’s episode, we’ll cover what allyship is and how it can help you build a more inclusive company.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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