Episode 59: Tara Robertson, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Mozilla

July 10, 2019

Tara Robertson, Diversity & Inclusion Lead for Mozilla, is a diversity champion. In this episode, you'll learn about her passion for an open internet, and why jobs in tech are "awesome." Tara candidly admits she still has a lot to learn, but also talks about her proudest moments and accomplishments. You're going to hear about a lot of things an organization is doing right when it comes to diversifying their workplace and supporting their people. Plus, you'll find out how she lifts heavy things - both for fun and for work.

Guest: Tara Robertson (Twitter: @tararobertson)

Tara Robertson is an intersectional feminist who uses data and research to advocate for equality and inclusion. Currently working as the Diversity & Inclusion Lead for Mozilla, she has more than 10 years experience making open source and tech communities more diverse and welcoming.

Her core values are social justice, collaboration and all things open–open source, open access and open education. Her curiosity and delight in connecting people come together in person and online, where she can often be found asking good questions.

As a librarian with five years leading accessibility work in higher education, she brings practical expertise of how of universal design can be used to include people with disabilities and enhance access for everyone.

Tara has a Masters of Library and Information Studies from the University of British Columbia.

Subscribe to us on these platforms:

Or wherever you get your podcasts!

Click here for a full transcription of this episode.

Relevant Links:

Hosted by: Danniele Livengood (@livengood)
Theme Music: “Positive and Fun” by Scott Holmes
Produced by: Vanessa Hennessey