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Author: Mikaela Kiner

Mikaela Kiner is an experienced HR / People Operations professional, founder/CEO, and executive coach. In 2015, Kiner founded Reverb, creating a healthy, inclusive culture in startups and growing companies in the Pacific Northwest. A People Operations professional for nearly twenty years, Kiner enjoys coaching leaders at all levels and promoting gender equality at work. She's been quoted in Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal and The Muse, and is a member of the Forbes Human Resources Council and Puget Sound Business Journal Leadership Trust. A native Seattleite who grew up on Capitol Hill, Kiner is married to Henry, a musician, artist, and teacher. Their two children, Simon and Sidonie, are good at challenging the status quo and are a constant source of learning and laughter. Connect with Mikaela Kiner on Twitter @MikaelaKiner, Facebook @ReverbPeople, LinkedIn, Instagram @Reverb_people, and visit www.reverbpeople.com/femalefirebrands. Female Firebrands: Stories and Stories and Techniques to Ignite Change, Take Control, and Succeed in the Workplace is available on Amazon and other retail outlets.
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Defining Female Firebrands

I’m lucky to be surrounded by successful women, including founders, CEOs, nonprofit and social impact leaders. When I started thinking about women I wanted to interview for my book, “Female Firebrands: Stories and Techniques to Ignite Change, Take Control, and Succeed in the Workplace,” I quickly jotted down 25 names before pausing to define what...