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Karen HoltzblattBy Karen Holtzblatt
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Karen HoltzblattBy Karen Holtzblatt
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$371
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 25 2018 9:00 PM UTC +00:00.

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What is The Career Power board game?

The Career Power board game helps professionals in technology discuss real work challenges while having fun. It can be played with friends, colleagues, or a working team. When played by a group of people with a range of experience and job roles Career Power facilitates conversations needed to help early professionals gain insight into career success.

Try Career Power as part of your on-boarding, team bonding activities, or mentoring program.

 As players movie around the board they discuss cases, advance their job status, face policy changes and encounter challenges of product development. The cases and answers in the game emerged from field interviews with women in technology ranging from 25 to 55 across multiple job types. Points are gained when players pick the answers that reflect good career choices or are stretch ideas that might be recommended by a mentor.

Why Are We Making It?

In 2014, as part of teaching a course at Stanford, Karen Holtzblatt started the field research with her students that led to uncovering the workplace factors that keep women engaged in their tech careers. To date we’ve conducted more than 20 field interviews with women in their late 20’s to 50’s working as managers, engineers, user experience designers and researchers and product managers, as well as women who left their jobs. The resulting @Work Experience Framework was validated through a survey with over 1000 respondents: the @Work Experience Measure.

The field interviews took a 360-degree look at women’s lives. Women told stories of their current team, manager, corporate culture, promotions, family, teamwork, job choice, and speaking out. They recounted getting into the tech field and their influencers from home and school. They shared joy, frustration, values, and the love of creating. These stories revealed what matters to women for them to thrive in technology companies.  As a result, Karen and her team developed a framework for these principles, which they have captured in a game.

Risks and challenges

We are seeking funding to produce the game in volume, and so the risk would be in the length of time to produce the board game in a quality fashion, and in the quantity needed.

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