Session: Inclusive Leadership for Managers, Tech Leads, and Open-Source Maintainers
Always wanted to make your team a place that’s welcoming and supportive to *everyone*? Always wanted to know why the underrepresented engineers you hire keep leaving...or maybe never apply in the first place? Wondering what you’re missing when it comes to supporting your marginalized colleagues?
This session is ideal for anyone in leadership (whether as CEO, tech lead, open-source maintainer or somewhere in between), but anyone with coworkers should find it helpful. We’ll learn *why* it’s hard to be underrepresented at work and what *you* can do to be a better ally. Expect a mix of practical tips and broad direction, research-based claims and personal experience. We'll talk about the big picture, but we'll also get into some tools (like templates) that you can use to be more inclusive.
As a queer, white, nonbinary woman working in tech, I’ve been on both sides and want to share what I know to help you be a better boss.
Bio: Tara King
I am a Drupal developer with extensive experience building custom modules and themes. I also have great planning, communication and writing skills.