Kayla Young Of Phase Genomics On How To Create More Inclusive Workplaces


Creating inclusive workplaces is crucial for any organization that wants to get the most out of its talent. This means creating an environment where everyone feels like they belong, has equal opportunities, is empowered to do their best work, and feels comfortable making requests and contributing ideas.

Kayla Young, PhD is at the forefront of growing Seattle biotech, serving on numerous boards and in leadership positions where she fosters a culture of inclusivity throughout the broader Pacific Northwest life sciences ecosystem. In her role as Chief Operating Officer at Phase Genomics, she oversees human resources, operations, marketing, and public relations. She developed the company’s equitable hiring practices, leads the company’s training programs, and is passionate about the employee’s workplace experience.