Diversity Straight Up Podcast: Katie Castillo-Wilson of Tap On It

Today’s guest on Diversity Straight Up is Katie Castillo-Wilson, Founder and CEO of Tap On It, a mobile database development company based in Davenport, Iowa.

Anthony and Sarika talk with Katie about the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, her unique personal journey in discovering and claiming her cultural background, what it means for a business founder to “claim the race”, how she has navigated multiple rounds of capital fundraising (including through a major company pivot brought about by the pandemic), and everyone takes a turn with the famous Diversity Thumb Ball!

Learn more about Tap On It by visiting taponit.com. To learn more about Katie, you can visit her LinkedIn here: linkedin.com/in/kwilsonqc/

Diversity Straight Up is a Corridor Media Group podcast sponsored by ACT, Alliant Energy, and Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust.

About the hosts:

Sarika Bhakta, CDE, is the President of Nikeya Diversity Consulting and was born in Gujarat, India. As a coach, speaker, trainer, consultant, and author, she empowers people/organizations to leverage diversity as an asset via equity, inclusion, and engagement solutions to transform culture. She has over 25 years of experience supporting global industries, executives, and workforce populations to increase their cultural competency. She also co-authored “Power Up, Super Women”.

Anthony Arrington, CDE, CDF is cofounder and managing partner with Top RANK, a professional/executive search & diversity consulting firm.  He is a Certified Diversity Executive and Certified Diversity Facilitator with over 25 years of leadership, training, and consulting experience across multiple industries. Anthony helps organizations uncover root issues and transform mindsets around the value of DEI&B.