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How to be a Team Player for Your Community

Posted Oct 08, 2022 | Views 496
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Tamika Catchings
Tamika Catchings
Tamika Catchings
WNBA Champion & Entrepreneur @ Catchings Enterprises

One of the most decorated athletes of all time, Tamika Catchings has left an indelible mark at every level of the game. Catchings is a 4-time Olympic gold medalist, 10-time WNBA All-Star, 5-time Defensive Player of the Year, and a WNBA Champion. Beyond her on-court success, she is known for her off-court professionalism and was a 3- time recipient of the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship award. In 2004, she launched the Catch the Stars Foundation, which empowers youth by providing goal setting programs that promote Fitness, Literacy and Youth development. Since her retirement from professional basketball, she added business owner to her resume as well. A true champion of the people, Tamika divides her time between family, business interests, broadcasting, corporate boards, and philanthropy.

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One of the most decorated athletes of all time, Tamika Catchings has left an indelible mark at every level of the game. Catchings is a 4-time Olympic gold medalist, 10-time WNBA All-Star, 5-time Defensive Player of the Year, and a WNBA Champion. Beyond her on-court success, she is known for her off-court professionalism and was a 3- time recipient of the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship award. In 2004, she launched the Catch the Stars Foundation, which empowers youth by providing goal setting programs that promote Fitness, Literacy and Youth development. Since her retirement from professional basketball, she added business owner to her resume as well. A true champion of the people, Tamika divides her time between family, business interests, broadcasting, corporate boards, and philanthropy.

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Prakash Janakiraman
Prakash Janakiraman
Prakash Janakiraman
Co-Founder, Chief Architect, Head of DEIB @ Nextdoor

Prakash is Nextdoor’s Co-Founder, Chief Architect, and Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB). Prakash previously led engineering teams for Google Maps. Prior to that, Prakash was at Shopping.com, Epinions, and Excite@Home.

Prakash has over 25 years of experience building and leading engineering teams for large-scale consumer internet applications. In addition to leading Nextdoor’s overall technology strategy, Prakash oversees Nextdoor’s DEIB efforts to make the company and platform welcoming to all. Prior to co-founding Nextdoor, Prakash spent nearly three years at Google, where he led the core engineering teams for Google Maps and Google Base. Prakash also previously held engineering roles at Shopping.com, Epinions, and Excite@Home building community, commerce, and content applications. Prakash attended the University of California, Berkeley.

Prakash is originally from Hayward, California and lives in San Francisco.

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Prakash is Nextdoor’s Co-Founder, Chief Architect, and Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB). Prakash previously led engineering teams for Google Maps. Prior to that, Prakash was at Shopping.com, Epinions, and Excite@Home.

Prakash has over 25 years of experience building and leading engineering teams for large-scale consumer internet applications. In addition to leading Nextdoor’s overall technology strategy, Prakash oversees Nextdoor’s DEIB efforts to make the company and platform welcoming to all. Prior to co-founding Nextdoor, Prakash spent nearly three years at Google, where he led the core engineering teams for Google Maps and Google Base. Prakash also previously held engineering roles at Shopping.com, Epinions, and Excite@Home building community, commerce, and content applications. Prakash attended the University of California, Berkeley.

Prakash is originally from Hayward, California and lives in San Francisco.

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SUMMARY

Tamika Catchings, former WNBA player, small business owner, and non-profit founder will sit down with Nextdoor's co-founder and CTO, Prakash Janakiraman, to share about the her time in the WNBA and what it really means to be a true team player, the 'why' behind starting a foundation focused on youth empowerment, her interest in becoming a small business owner, and the overall importance of servicing as a leader in her community.

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