Carita Marrow is an intrapreneur serving as Adobe’s Diversity & Inclusion Talent Program Manager. She drives strategy around attracting and recruiting diverse talent into Adobe in tight partnership with key stakeholders, such as talent acquisition and branding teams, in addition to employee networks.
According to Carita, this is how you can find your tribe:
The first and most important step to finding your tribe is loving yourself. Before you connect with others, you need to connect with yourself. What are your passions, interests, and values? What themes have consistently been in your life? What’s most important to you? Once you ask yourself these questions, you’re ready to build your tribe. Your tribe is made up of the folks who have similar interests to you. They can be friends, supporters, mentors, or sponsors. People who want to see you grow and develop, and propel you forward (you should want to do the same for these individuals as well). You can find the members of your tribe at school or work, or in your community. Personally, I’ve found my tribe by just talking to people. When I’m in the break room, I compliment people’s smiles or ask who watched the big game last night. I also use resources, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Meetup to connect with like-minded individuals, both online and offline. Whenever you start to build your tribe, remember you have to be open and willing to put yourself out there to build meaningful relationships with others. It might seem daunting at first, but the reward will be worth it!
Carita Marrow is an intrapreneur serving as Adobe’s Diversity & Inclusion Talent Program Manager. She drives strategy around attracting and recruiting diverse talent into Adobe in tight partnership with key stakeholders, such as talent acquisition and branding teams, in addition to employee networks. Before joining Adobe, Carita was Senior Manager, Science Education, UNCF, the nation’s largest scholarship provider where she co-managed UNCF’s 48-million-dollar initiative—Fund II Foundation STEM Scholars Program, UNCF Merck Science Initiative, and HBCU Innovation Summit. At UNCF, Carita administered over 11 million dollars in scholarship and leadership grants to over 700 historically underrepresented students. Outside of her current Adobe day job, Carita loves to paint and draw.