Session: Yes you can become a technical leader even if you haven't coded in forever!
Often times women in tech tend to get assignments that are less technical and more product or people management focused. Many times it is the women in organizations who do most of the softer things - picnic planning, team building, DEI employee resource groups, etc. that are not part of your performance review and further entrench your reputation as a non-technical person. Join me to learn how you can invest in yourself to upskill, change perceptions and become a technical leader without losing your authentic self.
- Trust yourself.
- Just because you haven't done it before does not mean you can't learn.
- Take the path that scares you the most.
- Staying true to yourself and being authentic
Beckie Riss is a senior technical leader with over two decades of domestic and international experience in positions as diverse as Enterprise Architecture, SAP Delivery, Program Management, Culture Transformation through org change. She has deep business acumen in automotive, marketing, sales, customer experience, and supply chain management, and software engineering. She has demonstrated strategic leadership, delivery, and organizational change success across cross-functional and
global teams through proven track record of transformation efforts and business improvement actions. She is current responsible for Developer Relations for Ford Motor Company.