Cathleen Draper
Staff Writer at Built In

Cathleen Draper is a Staff Writer for Built In’s Brand Studio. Before joining the Brand Studio team, she worked in nonprofit communications and journalism. Draper reported on voting rights, mental health, gender and equality, and arts and culture in Chicago; Madison, Wisconsin; and Buffalo, New York. 

A graduate of the University at Buffalo with a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Draper currently resides in Chicago. Her hobbies include reading, cooking and weaving.

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An illustration shows people sitting around bushes and leaves and talking to one another
Mar 31, 2023
Room to experiment, elevating voices and encouraging innovation are just a few of the ways two Austin engineering leaders build a successful team culture.
A graphic shows a man on a ladder analyzing a chart. His two colleages sit on the right side of the graphic and watch him
Mar 20, 2023
At Sysco LABS, data yields insights about where exactly to proceed on the product roadmap.
The Austin skyline
Mar 01, 2023
Industry professionals are finding new roles, especially at startups in the Lone Star State.
The closinglock team outside
Feb 21, 2023
Closinglock’s Sushma Zoellner fosters transparent communication so her team can problem solve and grow their careers.
Members of the CLEAR team ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange
Feb 15, 2023
Bringing its identity technology to broader applications in hospitality and travel, CLEAR’s vision for its future is driving growth and innovation among its team.
An illustration shows a new employee meeting new team members
Jan 25, 2023
As more companies take a hybrid approach to work, their HR and talent teams are tailoring the onboarding experience to meet new hires where they are.
The GetSales team poses for a group photo
Nov 09, 2022
Despite the down economy, things are looking up for GetSales. Founder and CEO Garrett Wood and two other leaders discuss how the company’s financial foundation and culture drive its rapid growth and help ‘lift the boats’ of partners and employees alike.
A graphic shows four employees on a rocket
Nov 09, 2022
To be truly mission-driven, organizations need both alignment and excitement.
The RealWork team poses in an office
Oct 24, 2022
Engineering leadership encourages team members to constantly explore roles typically outside their comfort zone.
MVF team photo on the office
Sep 30, 2022
Both off-the-cuff learning and structured career development opportunities allow MVF employees to constantly reach new heights.
Illustration of web design elements and tools coming out of a laptop screen
Sep 21, 2022
With a cross-functional and multidisciplinary approach to UX design and a reliance on customer feedback, flockx is building a product truly for its people.
illustration of customers and a salesperson telling about and offering the product
Jul 11, 2022
These four salespeople use a consultative approach to win customers and keep them coming back.