Select Media Interviews
Jotaka Eaddy arrived in Silicon Valley after years of working for groups like community organizer USAction and the NAACP. But despite her formidable accomplishments, she couldn’t help second-guessing herself in tech, an industry facing a chronic under-representation of women and people of color in positions of power.
In her role, Eaddy bridges the gap between policymakers at the federal level, engaging with agencies such as the CFPB, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Reserve, and others. She also leads stakeholder engagement, forging relationships and uncovering partnership opportunities with national consumer advocate organizations, researchers and influencers in the area of financial health, union leaders, and more.
At the same time that a new President is stepping into the oval office to lead the United States roughly 4000 other government workers are leaving their jobs.
Employers tend to categorize these individuals into policy or legal categories when they think about hiring. However, what folks don’t realize is that people in government are organizers and hustlers with deep industry knowledge with skills that are applicable across the tech industry.