Dawn Kawamoto
Staff Reporter at Built In
Expertise: Careers, workplace and tech
Education: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Dawn Kawamoto is a Built In staff reporter covering workplace trends, with a focus on tech workers and HR. 

She has written and edited for publications including technology careers site Dice, where she was an Associate Editor, and also CNET, where she was News.com's first business editor and a long-time business tech reporter. While working at CNET, Kawamoto received national journalism awards from Sigma Delta Chi and the distinguished Gerald Loeb Awards.  


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Environmental, social and governance (ESG) are the pillars that investors can judge your company on. Are you ready to face the scrutiny?
Remote workers working in a co-working space.
Feeling a bit of cabin fever? Well, here are some coworking spaces to check out.
women in STEM computing
Secure the bag — ace your application, impress the judges and get a full-ride scholarship.
A paint roller painting a rainbow across a blank wall.
To avoid rainbow washing, companies must commit to genuinely supporting the LGBTQ+ community through long-term solutions.
A person standing on one endo of a large gap looking down into it.
Everything you need to know about addressing your time away from the workforce.
A human and AI head intertwined to perform augmented intelligence.
Augmented intelligence is designed to keep humans in the loop when using AI technologies to solve problems.
A digital employee rating their experience 5 out of 5 stars.
Digital employee experience — encompassing everything from collaboration tools to communication norms — is foundational to keeping your workforce happy and productive.
A veteran shaking hands with an employer hiring them for a job.
These veteran-friendly companies offer extensive skill matching, on-the-job training and support for your post-military career.
A person interacting with digital message bubbles.
Effective messaging is crucial to employee communication, but listening is just as important — if not more so.
A mobile device displaying top social media company apps.
Different social media companies have different audiences. Here’s how to identify the right one for your brand.
Applicants handing their resumes through a computer screen hoping to get hired.
Employers of choice feature high-quality work environments that make it easier to recruit and retain talent.
A person leaning back in a chair while holding coffee, ignoring work requests.
Interest in the antiwork movement has soared since the pandemic hit — here’s what it means for today’s workers and employers.