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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Two leaders share how they stay true to their core values.
New York Companies to Watch in Spring 2023
What makes these NYC tech companies stand out from the crowd? Built In NYC highlights the perks and culture of 32 flourishing companies this spring.
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Forming real connections with customers can elevate you to a trusted advisor.
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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.
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With job growth in tech surpassing finance and advertising, the industry is now the Big Apple’s most reliable source of new, well-paying jobs.
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Making learning accessible is the beginning of a more diverse and innovative future.
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Boingo Wireless’ Chief Technology Officer shares his favorite aspects of Boingo’s culture and how he encourages his team to innovate.
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Axios is bringing smart news coverage to communities across the country. To continue to do that, it needs new tools and products set for scale.
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Up&Up has a vision for a new housing system: one where renters reap the benefits of homeownership.
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Brian Shields joined Boingo Wireless as a marketing professional, where he had the autonomy to explore projects that interested him. Now, he’s an engineering leader.
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Jabra Hearing’s design team approaches accessibility from its broadest sense: that everyone needs accommodations at some point in their lives.
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Soft skills are undergoing a rebrand as power skills. That’s because they’re essential for effective leadership.