The Greenhouse podcast: Talent Makers, featuring Shelley Zalis

TM podcast 2022

Talent Makers are leaders who believe that talent is their top business priority. Rather than seeing hiring solely as the role of People teams, Talent Makers champion better hiring and strengthen DE&I across their entire organizations to achieve business success. On the Greenhouse Talent Makers podcast, join host Micah Gebreyes, Senior Manager of Editorial Content at Greenhouse, as she sits down with hiring managers and recruiters who are changing the game in diverse and inclusive hiring.

In this episode, Micah is joined by Shelley Zalis, Founder and CEO at The Female Quotient, to discuss hiring for passion while training for skill. We’ll also talk about the importance of creating a sense of belonging for new employees and how that sets the tone for their work experience.

I want you to rise. Because when we help others, we all shine.”

Shelley Zalis

CEO at The Female Quotient

Shelley Zalis photo

To keep top talent engaged, it’s important to create a great culture where people feel a sense of belonging and inclusion.”

Micah Gebreyes

Senior Manager of Editorial Content at Greenhouse

Micah Gebreyes photo

Learn more

Love the Talent Makers podcast? Find out how Greenhouse promotes inclusivity, creates a culture of belonging and embraces diverse perspectives in our product, our culture and our community by visiting us at

Thank you to BambooHR for sponsoring this episode. Be sure to check out the recap of their session, HR Disruptors: Top Takeaways from Pay Equity Conversations Don’t Have to Be Uncomfortable.

Special thanks to our production partner, Wonder Media Network. Our producer is Brittany Martinez, and our production assistant is Sara Schleede, with additional production assistance from Lila Watts. Our Greenhouse producer is Marnie Williams.

About Shelley Zalis

Shelley, CEO of The Female Quotient, is an internationally renowned thought leader, movement maker and champion of equality. She is a pioneer for online research, becoming the first female chief executive ranked in the research industry’s top 25.

Shelley works with Fortune 500 companies and impact organizations to advance equality in the workplace. Through its signature pop-up experience, the Equality Lounge®, along with the Global Exchange and advisory services, The Female Quotient has created an international community of women rising up to catalyze change. A firm believer in giving back with generosity, Zalis is a proud mentor to women around the world.

Zalis authors a Forbes column that provides virtual mentorship for women in middle management. She is co-founder of #SeeHer, a movement led by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) to increase the accurate portrayal of women and girls in advertising and media. She is on the board of directors for MAKERS.

You can follow Shelley by finding her on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

About Micah Gebreyes

Micah is Senior Manager of Editorial Content at Greenhouse where she builds the editorial strategy for Greenhouse blogs, social media and thought leadership newsletter, Modern Recruiter. When she's not working to bring the brand story to life, she enjoys cocktail lounges and lavishly spoiling her Instagram famous Pomeranian, Cashew.

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