A presentation at Web Unleashed in in Toronto, ON, Canada by Andréa Crofts
Tech companies control almost every facet of daily life, from communication to transportation. With that kind of impact, it’s too big a responsibility for any single demographic to have full control. This was a participatory discussion on the importance of gender diversity in technical leadership roles.
We dove into questions like:
This round table was a new format for FITC! Attendees sat in small groups and actively participated in a series of short discussions, with each group reporting back the highlights of their conversation to the larger forum.
For the purpose of discussion, we focused the conversation on gender diversity. However, diversity of race, age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, disability, personality and intersectionality were all welcome additions to this conversation.
The following resources were mentioned during the presentation or are useful additional information.
Hexagon is a community of women and non-binary folks in UX who support each other through the different stages of their careers. They welcome current and aspiring designers, researchers, writers, content strategists and program managers across the user experience space. They believe that having strong networks of peers both online and offline helps us discover new skills, boost confidence, and foster growth.
A playbook focused on supporting new parents. Strategies for all the ages, stages and phases.
A playbook and pledge focused on supporting new parents. Covers the basics of designing a comprehensive parental leave program.
A Diversity Guidebook for Startups and Scaleups
Here’s what was said about this presentation on Twitter.