Marc Hedlund on sponsorship


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Wrapping up Series 1 of Lead Time Chats, Jean Hsu, VPE at Range, chats with Marc Hedlund about the topic of sponsorship, and how to do it in a way that actually makes a difference.

Marc has been an engineering leader at companies such as Mailchimp, Skyliner, and Stripe. He also is a Director for Code2040, a non-profit that works to bring under-represented minorities into engineering and entrepreneurial roles in tech.
Jean and Marc discuss:

  • Ways to actually learn from and support under-indexed folks in tech that isn’t just performative.
  • Not falling in the trap of basking in the attention of getting credit for diversity-related work, as a white man.
  • As a member of a majority group, how and why to give away opportunities that come your way.
  • Measuring your success by your outcomes, whether the actions are small (making an intro, writing a testimonial) or large (revamping a hiring process).

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