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Lusen Mendel

Director of Interviewing | Karat

Lusen Mendel

Lusen/they/them is Director of Interviewing at Karat.

They founded a start-up and a non-profit many years ago, worked as an engineering manager at Rackspace and Indiegogo, and consults on organizational diversity, equity and inclusion. Lusen recently started DangoorMendel to level the corporate playing field and work directly with engineers on their interviewing and negotiation skills. Lusen speaks regularly about interviewing, hiring and management best practices.


Five ways to grow and retain women in technical leadership roles

Last summer Karat's community doubled in size, while halving the number of women in leadership roles. This talk reveals five significant changes they made to develop and recognize individual growth, which allowed them to introduce and retain substantially more women in community leadership positions.


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