Session: Getting More Women Into Tech Leadership Roles at Picnic (And Beyond)
Picnic, as a former Netherlands-only start-up and current international scale-up, has seen immense growth in the last years, and now has over 200 developers. In that time, the way Picnic has promoted people into leadership positions has been mostly ad-hoc, on a team-by-team basis with a minimally structured process. In the middle of 2021, despite a gender balance within the tech team overall being at the industry average, the share of women in tech leadership positions was a lot lower. In this talk, Svava will share the actions Picnic has taken to increase the share of women in leadership whilst building a fair and standardized selections process. Along the way, Svava will also share some personal stories of her own path to becoming a Tech Lead at Picnic.
- Learn what actions Picnic is taking to get more women into tech leadership roles
- Through personal stories, gain an understanding of Svava's path to becoming a Tech Lead at Picnic
- Be inspired about getting more women into tech leadership roles!
As a backend developer and Tech Lead at Picnic, Svava Bjarnadóttir is responsible for the Runner App and its related tools, which Picnic’s delivery drivers use to help provide Picnic’s world-class last-mile service. Svava is passionate about all the ways that tech intersects with the human elements, whether that is in providing excellent service to users, working on the most efficient processes within her team, or striving to improve diversity and inclusion within tech.