Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Episode 52 - Making Tech Startups More Human-Friendly with Nathalie Molina Nino

Episode 52 - Making Tech Startups More Human-Friendly with Nathalie Molina Nino

Nathalie Molina Niño launched her first tech startup at the age of 20 and then later graduated with a degree in playwriting at Columbia University. In 2012, Nathalie co-founded a non-profit at the Athena Center for Leadership studies of Barnard College at Columbia University, where she advises young women entrepreneurs. Nathalie talks on how she got her head start in the tech industry and why she's working to fix the large gender and minority gap in the tech world.

Key Takeaways:

[3:05] How did Nathalie get started in her career?

[7:00] Why did Nathalie burn out?

[9:30] We often forget we can define our boundaries.

[11:30] We stop making good decisions after about 36-40 hours of work.

[12:10] How did Nathalie get involved in her non-profit Entrepreneurs@Athena?

[13:40] Nathalie is much more open now about talking about the core problems in tech.

[16:30] There's a big group of people who are lazily uninformed about the gender and minority divide.

[19:20] The tech culture is toxic and unfriendly to women.

[22:10] Why aren't there more women in C-level positions? Nathalie explains why.

[24:20] How can we make corporate and tech culture more friendly?

[27:45] Nathalie believes we should focus on building healthy workplace culture on the entrepreneurial side of things, not in slow-moving corporate.

[31:00] Charlie shares why he believes more women are leaving corporate to start their own businesses.

[35:40] Nathalie talks about Power To Fly and why she got involved.

[40:00] How did Power To Fly get 6+ million dollars in investor funds?

[47:40] What's the most unanticipated challenge Nathalie is currently facing?

[50:40] The one takeaway you need to know about Nathalie? You can be successful and still be kind.

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Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing (formerly the Creative Giant Show) explores how to do the work that matters to become your best self in the world. Host Charlie Gilkey and occasional co-host Angela Wheeler take listeners on a deep dive into the lives of leaders, changemakers, creatives, and entrepreneurs who are thriving in life and business by doing work that matters. Listen in to see how they cultivate meaning, success, and happiness as well as their approach to productivity, business, health, and the challenges (yes, even the deep, dark ones) that show up in their lives.