In this episode, we are featuring The Curious Recruiter’s very first guest, Brian Ballantyne: accomplished product/marketing/programs manager, diversity advocate, published author, public speaker, mentor and of course: great friend an JUN3 duo partner of mine!
Brian and I know each other from “way back when” in 2013, when we started different roles at Amazon on the same day – but our paths kept crossing at the intersection of diversity! After 5 years, I moved on to Facebook, but Brian is still at Amazon and built himself a great track record as adversity expert and white male ally (his words, not mine!).
In this episode we will cover how Brian shaped his career through several roles he held in the course of (almost) 8 years at Amazon and how he became the Ally that he is today. We also talk about how anyone (individual contributor or manager) can become a better diversity advocate, and how we can make the best out of the new working arrangements we all need to get used to in times of COVID-19.
Last but not least, Brian shares with us his #1 advice around how to deal with uncooperative colleagues!