At Audible, Ara leads an integrated group focused on attracting, hiring, onboarding, developing and engaging a broad spectrum of employees at all stages of their careers – from high school interns to senior leaders. The Talent and Culture teams provide distinctive candidate and employee experiences as well as talent management solutions across the globe to ensure that Audible is an inclusive and progressive workplace operating on the cutting edge of culture. Prior to joining Audible, Ara served in diversity and inclusion leadership roles in the financial and legal sectors. Ara also worked in higher education where she focused on matters related to academic, administrative and budgetary planning. Ara began her career as a corporate attorney. A visible and vocal minority leader, Ara regularly shares her story as an openly gay leader of color in a variety of settings including: prominent speaking engagements, LinkedIn and via her personal website, ‘I’m Here Too’.