How McDonald's empowered black America (but it's complicated) with Dr. Marcia Chatelain
Innovation For All
by Innovation For All
2y ago
Season 3 premiere! Dr. Marcia Chatelain, author of Franchise: The Golden Arches In Black America discusses the complex history of McDonald’s in black America with Sheana. She explains how the civil rights movement impacted black business ownership and how franchises, like McDonald’s, can be both an economic win and financially limiting for low-income communities. In this episode you will learn: How the civil rights movement impacted the growth of McDonald’s in black America How McDonald’s utilized black-centered marketing strategies to fuel advertisements The pros and cons to working in a fra ..read more
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Invisible women: data bias in a world designed for men with Caroline Criado Perez
Innovation For All
by Innovation For All
3y ago
Caroline Criado Perez is a writer, journalist and feminist campaigner. She has written two books: Do It Like A Woman and Invisible Women. In her most recent book Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men she describes how very old data bias can affect women today. In this episode, Sheana learns about the different ways data bias is affecting women today, from trivial things such as phone size to not so trivial things such as seat belt safety. Caroline tells all this and more in this episode of Innovation For All Podcast. In this episode you will learn: What is male defau ..read more
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It's illegal for Uber workers to strike. Marshall Steinbaum explains why. (Really though, WHY?)
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by Innovation For All
3y ago
"Set the market and work when and how you like. You have complete control." At least that is what gig economy companies like Uber would have you believe. In this episode of the Innovation For All podcast, Sheana speaks with Marshall Steinbaum, Assistant Professor of Economics at University of Utah, to talk about the pitfalls of the gig economy. Find out how employers can have control over the workforce without being a monopoly and how gig workers may be getting the short end of the stick. You’ll learn: Why did Uber driver’s strike? What makes the gig economy examples more complex? What is t ..read more
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Be My Eyes: Mobile micro-volunteering for the blind with Hans Wiberg
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by Innovation For All
3y ago
Host Sheana Ahlqvist speaks with Hans Jørgen Wiberg, founder of Be My Eyes, a free mobile app that connects blind and visually impaired individuals with sighted volunteers through live video calls. Wiberg explains how Be My Eyes works, how he monetized an app while keeping it free for both sides of the marketplace, and how important it is to consider how blind people interact with the world around them when designing products and services.  You’ll learn:  What is microvolunteering?  What is Be My Eyes and how does it work? How can we design products so that they are more accessible to the b ..read more
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Google and Facebook are monopolies. Does it matter? feat. Sally Hubbard
Innovation For All
by Innovation For All
3y ago
Sally Hubbard is Director of Enforcement Strategy at Open Markets Institute. Learn whether giant tech companies are building monopolies (spoiler alert: they are) and why that unfair advantage matters. In this episode, you’ll learn:  What is Antitrust law?  Is fake news an antitrust problem?  How monopolies amplify inequality What would it look like to unmonopolize big tech companies?  Get shownotes for this and every episode at innovationforallcast.com or find us on Twitter @inforallpodcast. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/innovation-for-all/message Support this podcast ..read more
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Placing the Displaced: Running a Refugee Staffing Company with Chris Chancey
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by Innovation For All
3y ago
Chris Chancey is the founder of Amplio Recruiting, a company that helps companies hire people from the refugee and immigrant communities. How does Chris help refute and calm the fears potential employers? How does he ensure that vulnerable people aren’t being taken advantage of? And what has made his business so successful? Find out with Sheana in this episode of Innovation for All Podcast. In this episode you will learn: How Chris started Amplio Recruiting and why? What were some of the challenges in starting the business? How are companies vetted to ensure that the refugees are protected ..read more
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The dangers of period-tracking apps feat. Maggie Delano
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by Innovation For All
3y ago
In the season finale of Innovation for All, Maggie Delano tells us how period-tracking apps exclude people who are not straight, cis-gendered women without medical conditions. She explains how user design could be more inclusive and introduces us to the benefits of Quantified Self. You'll learn: The issues surrounding period-tracking apps How period-tracking apps can be more inclusive of people with medical conditions How user research can think about cases that fall outside of the set target audience Ways to increase inclusivity in the on-boarding process of app design Concerns of data p ..read more
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How to battle racism with Janet Stovall
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by Innovation For All
3y ago
Imagine a workplace where people of all colors and races are able to climb every rung of the corporate ladder -- and where the lessons we learn about diversity at work actually transform the things we do, think, and say outside the office. How do we get there? Janet Stovall, head speechwriter for the CEO of UPS, tells us about her history fighting for inclusion since she was a student at Davidson College through present day. She discusses the complexities of being a woman of color in the workforce and how to address institutionalized racism. In this episode you will learn: The history of Proje ..read more
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What should change in 2020? My favorite guests return.
Innovation For All
by Innovation For All
3y ago
In this special episode, our favorite experts on AI, product designers and more return to answer two key questions: What’s the biggest news in your field in 2019, since we recorded the podcast? What's something that's been missing from the conversation that you'd like to see gain more interest in 2020? You'll hear from Reena Jana (@rjmac), Google's Head of Product and Business Inclusion. Hear more in her full episode: Making Products Inclusive, the Google Way Josh Lovejoy (@jdlovejoy), Principal design manager, ethics and society at Microsoft. Hear more in his full episode: What does human ..read more
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Start fresh. How Propel and the Fresh EBT app is battling poverty.
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by Innovation For All
3y ago
Jimmy Chen is the Founder and CEO of Propel, a software company that aims to fight poverty through technology. They are the creators of the Fresh EBT mobile app, which enables EBT cardholders to manage their benefits, save money through grocery coupons, and find jobs. Fresh EBT is used by over 2 million low-income Americans across the country. In this episode of Innovation For All Podcast, Sheana learns why Jimmy decided to start Propel and use the tools of Silicon Valley to address social issues around poverty. In this episode you will learn: Why Jimmy Chen decided to focus on building tech f ..read more
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