Bring Out The Talent

Bring Out The Talent Episode #10 - Developing Diverse Technical Talent: The Akamai Story

October 11, 2021 Maria Melfa & Jocelyn Allen Season 1 Episode 10
Bring Out The Talent
Bring Out The Talent Episode #10 - Developing Diverse Technical Talent: The Akamai Story
Show Notes

In this episode of “Bring Out The Talent,” we speak with Magda Bukala, the Diversity Inclusion and Social Responsibility Manager II, and ATA Global Project Manager at Akamai Technologies. Magda takes a deep dive into the origins of the Akamai Technical Academy (ATA), a training program for diverse talent, specifically people with the aptitude for technology who might not come from typical technical backgrounds. Magda discusses the candidate process and experience, the profound impact ATA had on Akamai and its employees, and how the program went on to win a 2020 Brandon Hall Group Award for Excellence in Learning. Tune in and discover how your organization can develop strong talent from non-traditional backgrounds and diversify your workforce.