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Gender Identity in the Workplace

In this episode:

We sat down with Natalie Egan (She/Her), CEO & Founder of Translator, Inc. to discuss gender identity in the workplace and the impact of toxic masculinity. Listen to Natalie's personal story of identity crisis and becoming an overnight minority.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Natalie’s personal experience with identity crisis and becoming an overnight minority
  • How to overcome a toxic masculine culture
  • How trans visibility doesn’t equal equity
  • Today's workplace trans experience: where are we?
  • How visibility for the trans community can be a double-edged sword
  • Gender identity in the workplace
  • How storytelling is the key to empathy
  • What to do if you're interested in becoming a better ally

Our guest:

Natalie Egan

Natalie J. Egan (She/Her) is the CEO & Founder of Translator, Inc. Natalie Egan is an openly transgender, B2B software entrepreneur and a recognized thought leader living her life at the intersection of technology and Diversity & Inclusion. Natalie has over 20 years of experience driving digital change, developing high-performing teams, building complex products, and selling enterprise solutions. Today, she is the CEO & Founder of Translator, Inc., where she and her team are on a mission to scale empathy and equality through technology. Prior to founding Translator in 2016––and prior to her transition––Natalie was CEO & Founder of PeopleLinx, a venture capital-backed sales technology solution that was acquired in 2015. In addition to her entrepreneurial pursuits, Natalie has also worked in sales leadership positions at large public companies like LinkedIn, Autonomy, and Ecolab. Outside of work, Natalie is a parent, a marathon runner, an artist, and a consummate activist for transgender rights and representation. Based in Philadelphia, PA -- Natalie received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, her MBA from The Villanova School of Business, and is currently writing her first book about her transition from a Male-to-Female CEO in corporate America and the business lessons learned along the way.