August 23, 2023

Carla Stickler: Defying Broadway and the Leap to Software Engineering

When Carla Stickler became Elphaba in Wicked in 2010, she knew her career was thriving. But burnout can hit us even when we’re doing the thing we love most, especially in a notoriously competitive space like Broadway. On this episode of She Pivots, Carla talks about the physical and emotional demands of her career on Broadway and her decision to leave the big stage to become a software engineer.

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