I am an early employee at Culture Amp where I started in Marketing, moved to Sales, and have been a Customer Success Coach for the past few years working with HR teams from many Culture First companies to better understand their People and Culture through data.
Kulturenvy is a blog, a resource and a community to help people learn more about workplace culture. I also write about culture for other publications.
The Back Story
In undergrad I wrote my thesis on the idea that one could use writing as a vehicle for cathartic revenge on cultural imperialism. I took this concept a step further and (metaphorically) looked at it through the lens of reality as I studied International Trade Policy in graduate school. How is our own work tied to making a difference for the haves or have nots? Who has the power to effect change? How can we best position ourselves for impact? How can our so-called innovation economy get the most value from us so that we, in turn can reap the most benefits from it?
I’ve worked in tech-related roles throughout my career. Despite much specialization and effort, I started to see that no matter the systems and processes in place or whether you have access to cutting-edge technology, the team dynamic and how individuals contribute to an organization’s culture are essential to the health of a company. They’re also essential to my professional development and wellness.
I am proud to say my meta experience of learning about and educating others about workplace culture while simultaneously contributing to a fast-growing startup keeps me passionate as ever. Most of my writing is influenced by my own experience in tech as a woman, a mother, and my ideas of how perverse our workplace culture can be. If we don’t call attention to these perversions, how will they ever change?