Research Strategy Manager, Workday
Tamara Hale, PhD, (she/her, they/them) is a Design and Research Leader who has brought technology, business and social science into productive dialogue to build inclusive, ethical products for close to 15 years. She is currently Research Strategy Manager at Workday where she leads the Research Community and Research Operations across Workday’s suite of enterprise software products. Over the course of her career embedding human insights into product and service development and strategy she has had the privilege of working with leading organizations in the US and Europe from government to software. She has a PhD, MSc and BSc in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and is a Co-Organizer of Flatirons LGBTQ Tech, a Colorado-based professional group working towards increasing diversity and inclusivity within the technology industry, with over 900 members. As a recovering academic, she often mentors graduate students, teaches undergraduate courses on Design Anthropology and sometimes publishes serious articles in journals such as the Journal of Business Anthropology, Annals of Anthropological Practice and Social Anthropology. Tamara lives in Boulder, Colorado, where she builds lego parade floats with her daughter. Her UX title is Icon of Icons.