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297 | "Empowering Inclusive Communities" with David Leighton from WITI
Episode 29726th December 2023 • Failing to Success • Chad Kaleky
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Shownotes

  1. "Success Amidst Rejection": David's early career setback turned into a triumph, placing over 100 positions after being told a company didn't want to work with him.
  2. "Entrepreneurial Ingenuity": Criterion Research's growth, catering to tech giants, reveals David's strategic prowess in navigating challenges and building successful ventures.
  3. "WITI's Evolution": WITI, founded to empower women in technology, is evolving into a broader vision—Workforce, Innovation, Trust, and Influence, aiming for authenticity and inclusion beyond gender.

✍️ Episode Summary:

David Leighton, co-founder of WITI, shares insights from his career journey. From early setbacks in the tech industry to founding Criterion Research and later evolving WITI, David demonstrates entrepreneurial resilience. He recounts overcoming rejection to place over 100 positions and navigating the tech landscape. WITI, initially focused on empowering women in technology, is now transforming into a platform emphasizing Workforce, Innovation, Trust, and Influence, fostering authenticity and inclusion.

Chapters:

00:00 Intro

00:06 David's Early Career and Challenges

03:06 Transition to Criterion Research

04:16 The Birth and Evolution of WITI

05:55 The New Vision for WITI

07:24 How to Connect with WITI

09:24 The Importance of Authenticity and Self-Expression

10:07 Job Search Strategy and Building Networks

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