Statements have been made and actions have been promised to our industry to create equitable and diverse work environments, but these shifts take time and require great care. Join Katrina Ingram (she/her) and Julie Alati-it (she/her) as they discuss how creating intersectionality in data collection and transparent statistics representation urges us beyond placing marginalized communities in boxes to be checked off. We begin to share a common language that allows us to see our successes, and deeply interrogate our failures to continually strive for better.
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Katrina (she/her) has a passion for the arts, education, media and technology – all of which is reflected in her diverse career path. She spent over a decade working in public broadcasting at both the CBC and CKUA Radio, where she held the role of Chief Operating Officer. She helped found the Alberta Podcast Network in 2017 and launched her own audio production company in 2018. She is co-host of the Artful Conversations podcast, host and producer of the AI4Society Dialogues podcast, and producer of BlackTalk, a podcast about anti-Black racism.
Katrina currently teaches at MacEwan University in the Arts and Cultural Management program in addition to running Ethically Aligned AI, a technology ethics consultancy. She holds a degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and recently completed a master’s in Communication and Technology at the University of Alberta, with research focused on artificial intelligence and applied ethics. Katrina has served on several boards, including Workshop West Playrights’ Theatre, and currently serves on the board of the Rozsa Foundation.
Julie (she/her) is a Filipinx community organizer and facilitator for Calgary-based groups such as Sikolohiyang Pilipino and YEP, the Youth Empowerment Program, and currently is a core member of Bahaghari, a collective that supports the Filipinx/a/o 2SLGBTQIA+ community. She has a deep appreciation for connecting with Kapwa, collaboration and inclusive community building.
Julie’s professional work is with Alberta Health Services, focusing on organizational knowledge retention for improved decision making, problem solving and operational design. Her experience is diverse and ranges from interpreting information to inform recommendations for healthcare settings to using structured knowledge collection methods to gather lessons learned. She holds an honours undergraduate degree from the University of Calgary in Science and Technology Studies (STAS), is a mother of 2 young children, and enjoys disrupting food systems by gardening in her front yard.