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Carey Jenkins

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72 - A Guide to Optimistic Innovation - Carey Jenkins, CEO at Substantial | Digital Innovation + Build Studio

The Way of Product Design with Caden Damiano

In this episode, Carey Jenkins and I talk about Digital Optimism, a school of thought that empowers technologists to believe in the power of technological innovation to improve our lives and society. Carey Jenkins is CEO of Substantial, a world-class product development studio based in Seattle, serving a diverse set of clients - from Fortune 50s like Google and Amazon to emerging start-ups and social impact organizations. (They are also hiring remote friendly positions)  Connect with Carey here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/careyvjenkins/ Check out Careers at Substantial Here: https://substantial.com/careers If you get any value out of this show, or if it has helped you in any way, please subscribe to “Thinking Out Loud About Design” for free to get the distilled learnings on being a staff-level individual contributor. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thewayofproductdesign/message

49mins

6 Sep 2021

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93: Embracing Optimism in the Tech Space (ft. Carey Jenkins)

People of Product

Many of the world’s most impactful advancements were made possible with technology. Even so, we tend to focus on the negative effects of tech. In this episode, Dan Linhart is joined by Carey Jenkins, CEO of Substantial, to discuss the importance of digital optimism. The pair chat about how an optimistic outlook is necessary in order to positively influence culture, ethics, and the changing nature of the landscape in a post-pandemic work environment. 

47mins

12 Jul 2021

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Building More Equitable Products | A Conversation with Carey Jenkins and Amanda Di Dio of Substantial

Masters of Product Management

For those of us who build products for a living, how do we ensure that our products are equitable, inclusive, and are leaving a positive impact on customers and the world around us? This episode discusses how can organizations - and product people - can build equitable products.

29mins

17 May 2021

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Carey Jenkins, CEO of Substantial: product ecosystems

Product Love

42mins

17 Feb 2021

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Carey Jenkins - Ethics & Technology

Productized

Do you want to start in the Tech industry and looking for a piece of advice? Listen to this podcast and get to know Carey Jenkins, CEO at Substantial. Carey went from journalism to CEO of a Tech Company. She is originally from Louisiana, spent formative years in New York and New Orleans before finding a home in Seattle. That's where she becomes a Tech woman. Carey is a people-focused CEO, she believes that healthy relationships are the foundation of any successful team project. She cares about ethics and Technology and the intersection between them. She also published a framework for more Ethical Innovation. Carey believes in the importance of focusing on Growth. And that's her main goal in her career that she focused on. And if she is not in Substantial, she is spending her quality time with her husband and daughter. Find out more about her and her path to becoming a Tech woman in our podcast. Enjoy!

51mins

18 Jan 2021

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Digital Optimism (w/ Carey Jenkins)

Liftoff by Bottle Rocket

My guest this week is Carey Jenkins, CEO of Substantial, a world-class product development studio, serving a diverse set of clients - from Fortune 50s like Google and Amazon, to emerging start-ups and social impact organizations.She has spent over 18 years leading large interdisciplinary teams and multi-channel projects—and it is my pleasure to introduce to you: Carey Jenkins.On this episode we discuss themes around ethical design, digital optimism, building successful relationships, and learned behavior vs enlightenment. Check out Substantial here: https://substantial.com/Connect with Carey on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/careyvjenkins/-If you are a UX Designer struggling to get hired, check out my course HiredUX.Learn the process, methods and techniques to stand out above the rest: http://hiredux.com/----

27mins

2 Jun 2020

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135 – An Unconventional Journey to CEO with Carey Jenkins

Modern Leadership with Jake Carlson

Carey Jenkins had an unconventional path to her current position as CEO of Substantial, a Seattle-based digital product studio that has worked with companies like Amazon, Mercedes Benz, and the Wall Street Journal. From a theater major and journalism degree to quitting her dream job at Jane Magazine and working with a career coach to […] The post 135 – An Unconventional Journey to CEO with Carey Jenkins appeared first on Jake A Carlson.

37mins

29 Aug 2019

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Episode 199: Identifying Opportunity in Disguise, with Carey Jenkins

Absolute Advantage Podcast

Carey Jenkins had an unconventional path to CEO of Substantial, a Seattle-based digital product studio that has worked with companies like Amazon, Mercedes Benz, and the Wall Street Journal. In 2012, Carey joined the client services team, and six short years later she became the CEO. As the sixth female employee and first mother hired at Substantial, Carey is proud that Substantial has grown the female employee base to 37% overall and 40% on the leadership team, and she is committed to empowering other women to seize more leadership opportunities. — Beyond the excitement of graduating from college, many students wander out of the auditorium as lost souls. Their failure to recognize opportunity in disguise creates a void of purpose, but it is important to acknowledge that no one in history had a road map to success. Carey Jenkins’ story emphasizes the importance of framing adverse situations differently to become more resilient. Ironically, her success story is more of a collection of failures than successes, but in this episode of Absolute Advantage, she explains how a will to learn from them will only tear you down and rebuild you stronger. Jenkins’ toolbox as a CEO includes project management, people management, writing, and public speaking, but not a single one of those skills came from her experience in one role or industry. They are the culmination of all her past experiences and failures, which led to greater opportunities that she was already prepared for. Jenkins faced many challenges climbing the ranks to become a female executive, but she made it to the top because of her capacity to lead and adapt to adversity—any one is capable when they start asking “why not me” instead of “why me.” Throughout her journey, Jenkins was always hungry for feedback and coaching, but what set her apart was the ability to step into really uncomfortable situations and recognize her value to the company. This relentless mindset drove her to fight tooth and nail for the CEO position when the opportunity presented itself, and it proved that you can always pull yourself up if you’re prepared to do so. Ways to contact Carey Jenkins: Website: https://substantial.com/ Twitter: @Substantial LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/careyvjenkins

44mins

28 Aug 2019

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LTL 121: Taking An Unconventional Path To CEO With Carey Jenkins Part Two

The Leader To Leader Podcast with Mark Slemons

Welcome to Part Two of my conversation with Carey Jenkins. If you missed Part One, then you can listen to it here. Carey took an unconventional path to CEO of Substantial, a Seattle-based digital product studio. And while you may not know who Substantial is, their clients do. Clients that include such big names as […] The post LTL 121: Taking An Unconventional Path To CEO With Carey Jenkins Part Two appeared first on Mark Slemons.

23mins

1 Jul 2019

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LTL 120: Taking An Unconventional Path To CEO With Carey Jenkins Part One

The Leader To Leader Podcast with Mark Slemons

Welcome to Part One of my conversation with Carey Jenkins. Carey took an unconventional path to CEO of Substantial, a Seattle-based digital product studio. And while you may not know who Substantial is, their clients do. Clients that include such big names as Amazon, Mercedes Benz, and the Wall Street Journal. A theater major who […] The post LTL 120: Taking An Unconventional Path To CEO With Carey Jenkins Part One appeared first on Mark Slemons.

23mins

24 Jun 2019

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