Jul 14 2022
Connie Yang on Empathy in Design, Unconscious Bias, and the Importance of Not Undervaluing Yourself - Ep 29
In this episode, Lucy Kind interviews Connie Yang for the 2nd installment in our "Women in Tech" mini series. Connie served as head of payments and crypto design at Stripe, and was also head of design at Coinbase. Lucy and Connie talk about best practices in product design and debate the difference between privacy and anonymity. Lucy asks Connie how we can bring more women into tech and Connie gives a deceptively simple answer: promote more women! Connie shares the importance of empathy in design and how that mindset could help promote inclusivity. Lucy offers some sound wisdom: "We can't help our cultural conditioning, we can only help what we do about it going forward." And Connie leaves us with an important affirmation: "Don't undervalue yourself!"