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Claire Schmidt on Making All Voices Heard in a Safe Workplace, Combatting Bias and Harassments, & Founder Challenges | Evolve 067

Evolve - Social Impact Startup Stories

Claire Schmidt is the CEO and Founder of AllVoices: A technology platform that enables employees to anonymously report bias, discrimination or sexual harassment to their company's leadership. By equipping companies with transparent data, leadership teams can actively work to improve their culture and move towards a more equal and just workplace. Prior to founding AllVoices, Claire served as Vice President of Technology and Innovation at Fox, the Senior Director of Giving at Thrive Market, as well as the Director of Programs at Thorn. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE How company culture has been changed by MeToo, BLM, COVID, and remote work Why anonymous reporting helps create a psychologically safe and decent workplace How to have a compassionate conversation without having to agree with the other side or even like them The skills you need to start a career in social impact How to quickly became an expert in any domain & surround yourself with mentors Why you should raise more money for your startup in your pre-seed than you think and much more... Full show notes, transcripts, and resources can be found here: evolvethe.world/episodes/67 TIMESTAMPS(00:00) - Podcast Recommendation - Startups for Good with Miles Laster(00:43) - Introduction(02:09) - Claire's Mission(02:23) - What Problems inside the Workplace?(05:05) - Why do Whistleblower Hotlines and Culture Surveys Not Address the Issue?(07:19) - How has MeToo, COVID, and BLM Changed Company Culture?(08:46) - What is the State of The Workplace in 2021?(11:23) - What About Remote Work?(12:24)  - What is a Psychologically Safe and Decent Workplace?(13:56) - What is AllVoices and How Does It Help?(20:16) - Why Anonymity is Important(25:05) - A Unique Benefit Available to Any Employee in Any Company(29:41) - How Effective is AllVoices?(32:24) - How Claire Builds Culture in AllVoices as CEO(36:34) - What Work Still Needs Done in This Space?(38:40) - How Claire Started Her Social Impact Career & The Skills She Learned(42:47) - How to Quickly Became An Expert In Any Domain(44:24) - How to Surround Yourself with Expert Mentors(47:06) - Why Claire Quit Her Successful Career to Start AllVoices(49:25) - How Claire Made Life Changing Decisions in the Beginning of AllVoices(52:32) - Why You Should Raise More Money Than You Think in Your Pre-Seed(56:03) - Why You Must Separate Your Identity From Your Startup(58:04) - The Future of Company Culture(1:00:51) - Call to Action(1:02:29) - How To Push The World To Evolve

1hr 4mins

1 Nov 2021

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S18E4 - Workplace Wrongdoing and Employee Feedback, with Claire Schmidt

Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast

In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanhwestover/) talks with Claire Schmidt about two recent reports from AllVoices, the Workplace Wrongdoing Report and the Employee Feedback Report. See the video here: https://youtu.be/-QHLFj4ddjo. Claire Schmidt (https://www.linkedin.com/in/clairecschmidt) is the Founder and CEO of AllVoices, a platform that enables anyone to anonymously report sexual harassment and workplace issues directly to company leadership. Before founding AllVoices, Claire served as Vice President of Technology and Innovation at 20th Century Fox. In 2010 she helped found and lead Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, a nonprofit organization which deploys technology in innovative ways to fight child sex trafficking. During her five years at Thorn, Claire ran all programmatic work, spoke at the White House, the State Department, and Stanford University, and led a task force of more than 30 major technology companies, including Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft. Claire graduated from Stanford with a degree in Economics in 2006. She was the curator and vice-curator of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Los Angeles, and in 2015 won a Mic50 award for her work at Thorn. Check out Dr. Westover's new book, The Alchemy of Truly Remarkable Leadership, here: https://www.innovativehumancapital.com/leadershipalchemy. Check out the latest issue of the Human Capital Leadership magazine, here: https://www.innovativehumancapital.com/hci-magazine. Ranked in the Top 10 Performance Management Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/performance_management_podcasts/ ; Ranked in the Top 10 Workplace Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/workplace_podcasts/ ; Ranked in the Top 15 HR Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/hr_podcasts/ ; Ranked in the Top 15 Talent Management Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/talent_management_podcasts/ ; Ranked in the Top 15 Personal Development and Self-Improvement Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/personal_development_podcasts/ ; Ranked in the Top 30 Leadership Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/leadership_podcasts/--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hcipodcast/support

37mins

7 May 2021

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“How to help employees feel comfortable reporting workplace issues” with Claire Schmidt

Employee Cycle: Human Resources (HR) podcast about HR trends, HR tech & HR analytics

Welcome our guest Claire Schmidt. We're going to discuss how you can help employees feel comfortable reporting workplace issues.

21mins

30 Apr 2021

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Claire Schmidt, Founder of AllVoices, On the Importance of Empowering Employees to Share their Experiences

Engage and Empower

In this episode, Claire talks about her inspiration to found AllVoices, a powerful platform geared towards enabling employees to anonymously share feedback with their company’s leadership and people team. AllVoices also provides leaders and People team members the opportunity to respond directly to employees around feedback, opening up conversations and dialogues that may not otherwise have surfaced. AllVoices captures everything from culture feedback, to harassment related feedback, to even Covid19 Health and Safety Related feedback. Claire talks about everything AllVoices has learned about harassment prevention and enablement as her team worked with many companies over the last few years through her product.

24mins

19 Apr 2021

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Episode 98 - Claire Schmidt of AllVoices

A Better HR Business

My guest today is Claire Schmidt of AllVoices. AllVoices is a reporting platform and case management tool that enables employees to safely report harassment, bias, culture issues, and other feedback directly to their company's leadership. To see the list of topics as well as all the details of my other guests, check out the show notes here: www.GetMoreHRClients.com/Podcast WANT MORE CLIENTS? Want more clients and/or want to position your agency or consultancy as a thought leader in the Human Resources industry? Check out: www.GetMoreHRClients.com/Services. Also, if you're looking for more ideas to help you grow your HR-related business, here's something that might help . . . Check out my free presentation (no signup required) on 10 clever ways that successful consultancies are bringing in more business. You can see the video and download the slides here: www.getmorehrclients.com/marketing-advice-for-sme-consultancies/webinar/

33mins

14 Apr 2021

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Helping Create A Safe Workplace with Claire Schmidt

GoodMakers

038: Do you feel comfortable speaking up at your workplace? Many people don't. This is why Claire Schmidt created a tool that allows employees to anonymously provide feedback to company leadership. Claire talks about the inspiration behind Allvoices and walks us through her process for validating the idea. She also talks about how the product works, and how any employee could use the tool, even if their company is not on the platform. Claire also discusses the company values and describes the type of people she looks for when hiring for her team.  Anonymously report issues, share feedback, or ask questions directly to your company at: allvoices.co/report Learn more about the AllVoices platform and how it can help you build healthy, safe company cultures at: www.allvoices.co Find jobs at mission-driven companies at goodgigs! Follow Claire on LinkedIn and Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/goodmakers/message

45mins

6 Apr 2021

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Combatting Bias & Harassment - AllVoices Founder Claire Schmidt

The VentureFuel Visionaries

AllVoices gives companies the tools to listen at scale by allowing employees to anonymously send feedback to company leaders about workplace issues like bias and harassment. This gives everyone a voice and gives employers the opportunity to proactively improve diversity, equity and inclusion.

25mins

23 Jul 2020

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Claire Schmidt, “If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Cry: The Occupational Humor of White Wisconsin Prison Workers” (U Wisconsin Press, 2017)

New Books in Anthropology

Claire Schmidt is not a prison worker, rather she is a folklorist and an Assistant Professor at Missouri Valley College. However, many members of her extended family in her home state of Wisconsin either were or are prison workers and it is their work-related humor that inspired this book. If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Cry: The Occupational Humor of White Wisconsin Prison Workers (University of Wisconsin Press, 2017) is based on multiple interviews which Schmidt conducted during a decade or more, and also on her memories of hearing relatives talk about their working lives to great comedic effect at family gatherings over the years. Schmidt’s analysis provides many different examples of the ways in which humor can be deployed by prison workers. For example, it can be a means of acclimatizing recent recruits to their new roles as prison officers; it can alleviate the long stretches of tedium that characterize prison work, as well as offer a way to cope with the periods of extremely high stress which punctuate that tedium; it can help officers negotiate the boundaries between their working and their non-working lives; and it can help them to maintain manageable relationships with—and exercise control over—the inmates under their watch.In presenting her research, Schmidt engages with a range of previous folkloristic studies of work-placed culture. She also situates her subject within a problematic institutional landscape. She highlights the fact that the Wisconsin prison system has the highest incarceration rate of black men in the United States, describing it as a clear example of ongoing and systematic social injustice at the state level (5) and an oppressive structure of institutionalized racism and class warfare that affects both inmates and prison workers (11). She also attends to popular preconceptions about correctional officers which often depicts them as sadistic bullies. Whilst some could be described as such, Schmidt ultimately argues that casting prison workers in the public role of the bad guys keeps the hostile public focus on the relatively powerless individual prison worker as the source of oppression and racism, which deflects the focus of public critique and outrage from the larger social and political institutions that maintain oppression and racism (13). Rachel Hopkin is a UK born, US based folklorist and radio producer and is currently a PhD candidate at the Ohio State University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/anthropology

1hr 9mins

8 Feb 2018

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Claire Schmidt, “If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Cry: The Occupational Humor of White Wisconsin Prison Workers” (U Wisconsin Press, 2017)

New Books in American Studies

Claire Schmidt is not a prison worker, rather she is a folklorist and an Assistant Professor at Missouri Valley College. However, many members of her extended family in her home state of Wisconsin either were or are prison workers and it is their work-related humor that inspired this book. If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Cry: The Occupational Humor of White Wisconsin Prison Workers (University of Wisconsin Press, 2017) is based on multiple interviews which Schmidt conducted during a decade or more, and also on her memories of hearing relatives talk about their working lives to great comedic effect at family gatherings over the years. Schmidt’s analysis provides many different examples of the ways in which humor can be deployed by prison workers. For example, it can be a means of acclimatizing recent recruits to their new roles as prison officers; it can alleviate the long stretches of tedium that characterize prison work, as well as offer a way to cope with the periods of extremely high stress which punctuate that tedium; it can help officers negotiate the boundaries between their working and their non-working lives; and it can help them to maintain manageable relationships with—and exercise control over—the inmates under their watch.In presenting her research, Schmidt engages with a range of previous folkloristic studies of work-placed culture. She also situates her subject within a problematic institutional landscape. She highlights the fact that the Wisconsin prison system has the highest incarceration rate of black men in the United States, describing it as a clear example of ongoing and systematic social injustice at the state level (5) and an oppressive structure of institutionalized racism and class warfare that affects both inmates and prison workers (11). She also attends to popular preconceptions about correctional officers which often depicts them as sadistic bullies. Whilst some could be described as such, Schmidt ultimately argues that casting prison workers in the public role of the bad guys keeps the hostile public focus on the relatively powerless individual prison worker as the source of oppression and racism, which deflects the focus of public critique and outrage from the larger social and political institutions that maintain oppression and racism (13). Rachel Hopkin is a UK born, US based folklorist and radio producer and is currently a PhD candidate at the Ohio State University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

1hr 9mins

8 Feb 2018

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Claire Schmidt, “If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Cry: The Occupational Humor of White Wisconsin Prison Workers” (U Wisconsin Press, 2017)

New Books in Public Policy

Claire Schmidt is not a prison worker, rather she is a folklorist and an Assistant Professor at Missouri Valley College. However, many members of her extended family in her home state of Wisconsin either were or are prison workers and it is their work-related humor that inspired this book. If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Cry: The Occupational Humor of White Wisconsin Prison Workers (University of Wisconsin Press, 2017) is based on multiple interviews which Schmidt conducted during a decade or more, and also on her memories of hearing relatives talk about their working lives to great comedic effect at family gatherings over the years. Schmidt’s analysis provides many different examples of the ways in which humor can be deployed by prison workers. For example, it can be a means of acclimatizing recent recruits to their new roles as prison officers; it can alleviate the long stretches of tedium that characterize prison work, as well as offer a way to cope with the periods of extremely high stress which punctuate that tedium; it can help officers negotiate the boundaries between their working and their non-working lives; and it can help them to maintain manageable relationships with—and exercise control over—the inmates under their watch.In presenting her research, Schmidt engages with a range of previous folkloristic studies of work-placed culture. She also situates her subject within a problematic institutional landscape. She highlights the fact that the Wisconsin prison system has the highest incarceration rate of black men in the United States, describing it as a clear example of ongoing and systematic social injustice at the state level (5) and an oppressive structure of institutionalized racism and class warfare that affects both inmates and prison workers (11). She also attends to popular preconceptions about correctional officers which often depicts them as sadistic bullies. Whilst some could be described as such, Schmidt ultimately argues that casting prison workers in the public role of the bad guys keeps the hostile public focus on the relatively powerless individual prison worker as the source of oppression and racism, which deflects the focus of public critique and outrage from the larger social and political institutions that maintain oppression and racism (13). Rachel Hopkin is a UK born, US based folklorist and radio producer and is currently a PhD candidate at the Ohio State University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/public-policy

1hr 9mins

8 Feb 2018

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