Compass Announces New Name For Its Women in Technology Podcast

First Episode of Newly Named “Extending the Ladder” Series Features Host Nancy Novak and Dr. Julie Albright Discussing Successful Strategies for Bridging the Digital Divide

DALLAS – February 21, 2023 – To better reflect its focus on the career aspirations for women in technology, Compass Datacenters’ “Breaking Glass” podcast will now be known as “Extending the Ladder.” In the newly named series’ first episode, host Nancy Novak and guest Dr. Julie Albright discuss strategies around “Bridging the Digital Divide for DEI.”

Dr. Julie Albright is a renowned sociologist specializing in digital culture and communications who teaches at Cal State L.A. and USC. She is also a Director at Infrastructure Masons. Dr. Albright’s research has focused on the growing intersection of technology and social/behavioral systems, as explored in her latest book, Left to Their Own Devices: How Digital Natives Are Reshaping the American Dream.

“Julie has long been an outspoken advocate for a multi-faceted national strategy for reducing the Digital Divide. This is a topic she is passionate about because broadening access to digital technology and skills is so critical to achieving the diversity, equity and inclusion goals we are all striving for,” said host and Compass Chief Innovation Officer Nancy Novak. “She is also the perfect guest to have in our first episode since renaming the podcast.”

To watch this new episode of “Extending the Ladder” and for an archive of prior episodes, visit