Christine Tatham promoted to chief people officer at Redbrick

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People Moves: Christine Tatham promoted to chief people officer at Redbrick

Christine Tatham, Chief People Officer at Redbrick

Originally published in the Vancouver Tech Journal

Redbrick, a software platform for digital entrepreneurs, recently announced Christine Tatham as its new chief people officer. Tatham is the former VP of HR at Epicure, the gourmet lifestyle magazine, and the previous head of HR for Pentland Brands, which manages some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and lifestyle brands.

When announcing the news, Tatham opened up about her early childhood aspirations, the pressures and expectations she and many women faced before joining Redbrick, and what advice she’d give to other companies and women who aren’t looking to settle for one path in life and career.

“My dream as a young girl was to be a judge in the Supreme Court of Canada. My other dream was to be a mom.

During a job shadow in university, a judge told me that I’d need to put any dreams of kids aside to be a judge. I could be a lawyer, but if I wanted to be a judge, it would take years of dedication and having children would get in the way. I chose a different career path for other reasons, but that piece of ‘advice’ has always stuck in my mind. “


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