Session: DEI-logue: Moving Beyond the Checkbox as an Engineering Leader
DE&I has been the buzzword for the last several years. Many companies across the globe have DE&I heads and initiatives. But more often than not, DE&I initiatives end up with checking the basic checkboxes. How do you, as a non-HR leader, lead with DE&I principles. How does one incorporate DE&I DNA into the heart and soul of a company. Beyond the company culture, how does one, as a leader, show up, and embody the values of DE&I. As an R&D leader, how do you make sure that the product you are building is equitable? Join Jossie Haines, VP of Software Engineering at Tile and Engineering Leadership Coach, in a fireside chat where she shares answers to these questions and provides a 3-pillar framework for leaders to holistically think about DEI.
- Why it's crucial we focus on DEI as engineering leaders
- 3-pillar framework to holistically think about DEI as an engineering leader
- What we can do to stop the revolving door for women and underrepresented minorities in tech
Jossie Haines is on a mission to retain women in tech and fulfills that by empowering engineering leaders to build inclusive and diverse teams that thrive in today's uncertain world. She has spent over 20 years in the tech industry as a software engineering leader at the forefront of emerging technology across Silicon Valley, including management roles at Apple, Tile, Zynga and American Express. She is currently VP of Software Engineering at Tile and leads the mobile, backend, web, and platform engineering teams that empower users to find millions of lost items every day. She also heads up the diversity, equity and inclusion efforts across Tile, and started the Tile mentoring program which has enabled both employee retention and company mobility. She is an avid public speaker, having given over 40 talks on the topics of retaining women in tech, empathy in engineering, and effective and fair management practices. She also runs her own consulting practice focused on empowering engineering leaders to build inclusive and diverse teams that thrive in our uncertain world.