EPISODE 44 | 50:11 min
Building Safer, More Equitable Workplaces with Lexi B
To kick off Black History Month, we are speaking with a professional storyteller, thought leader, self-proclaimed freedom fighter, and leading Black voice in the tech community, Alexandria Butler (otherwise known as Lexi B). Considered one of Silicon Valley’s most candid and outspoken commentators, Lexi’s beliefs about how to build more equitable workplaces stem from her own experiences of working with some of the world’s most prominent tech companies, including Meta and Twitter. In 2017, these experiences also led her to create Sista Circle, a solidarity group and community dedicated to supporting the work of Black Women in Tech (BWiT). In today’s episode of No Straight Path, Lexi shares some of the ways that oral storytelling was engrained in her upbringing, how professional theatre classes prepared her to “tap dance for the masses” despite being introverted by nature, and the unexpected introduction she had to the tech industry. We also discuss what a fulfilling life looks like to Lexi, how she has learned to center her humanity in her career, and the importance of having both a therapist and a financial advisor, plus so much more! During the course of this thought-provoking conversation, you’ll gain insight into Lexi’s journey of finding her agency and commanding her power as a Black woman in tech without fear or compliance overriding what needs to be said. You’ll also learn more about her commitment to helping other BWiT find a like-minded community and grow their careers, and our hope is that she can help you do the same! Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Lexi B Sista Circle: Black Women in Tech Lexi B on LinkedIn Lexi B on Twitter Lexi B on Instagram Lexi B on YouTube Ashley Menzies Babatunde Ashley Menzies Babatunde on Instagram Hubspot Podcast Network Rate & Review: If you enjoy listening to No Straight Path, please make sure you write a review and rate the show. It helps other listeners find the podcast. You can rate and review the show here. Thank you!