From an opera stage to a mountaintop recording booth
Natalie Naudus says her success as an audiobook narrator has been, in part, due to her operatic voice training. Naudus, who has narrated over 250 titles, shares what it's like to bring characters to life from her home studio.
Voice acting, an industry long dominated by white men, gets a shot of diversity with more opportunities for women and people of color. Consumer preferences, new technology and shifts in training are driving the change.
A performing artist finds her true passion off camera
Taj Ruler found her calling in voice-over work when she returned home to Minnesota after college. With a background in improvisation, she talks about her successes and the challenges faced as a scripted voice actor specializing in animation, narration and commercial projects.
Algorithmic bias sometimes built into hiring decisions
Artificial intelligence in HR aims to remove human bias from recruitment and hiring decisions. However, even with the best technology, algorithmic screening software can unintentionally reinforce these biases.
Hiring algorithms are supposed to limit bias, but without critical oversight, the artificial intelligence software can amplify discriminatory mindsets. Meet the people dedicated to making AI more equitable.
Tammy Retalic, the chief nursing officer at Hebrew SeniorLife, talks about the challenges as she and her staff face the logistical and emotional hurdles of vaccinating more than 5,000 staff members and patients.
Women are finding new ways to re-enter the job market
From accepting new roles to opening their own businesses, women are employing new tools such as bootcamps and returnships — and leaning on each other — to make successful transitions back into the workforce.
After long hunt, job-seeker says, ‘All it takes is one person’
When Neema Bollampally decided to come back to work after taking time away to care for her twins, she applied to more than 60 jobs. But a chance meeting with a recruiter at a career fair finally paid off.
Only 50 of the country's 7,000 craft breweries are Black-owned, which is less than one percent. Beny Ashburn and Teo Hunter have been on a mission to change that— in a story that all started with a Tinder date.
Women who tell stories for a living, and how they connect
Storytelling provides a critical link to experiences and lessons of the past. Women, in particular, use personal encounters and traditional tales to lift up each other and change the narratives around what it means to be human.
Crowning glory: What a black woman's hair says about her
Among women, hairstyles are intertwined with appearance and identity. For Black women, this is particularly true. In this portrait series, several Black women describe how their styles affect their experiences in the workplace.