I’ve been incredibly fortunate to be appearing in several speaking engagements this fall, including my two first keynote addresses, speaking at the 2nd largest public library system in the United States and the second webinar in the Wiley Diversity in Tech Webinar Series! These events cover a multitude of topics, including cloud computing, leadership, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
More information on these events are below – I hope you can join me!
State of Diversity – A Global Perspective
In this panel discussion, I’ll be discussing insights and solutions to DEI challenges in the tech industry. I’ll be joining thought leaders Nadia Nagamootoo, Founder and CEO at Avenir Consulting Services, and Stefan Kollenberg, Director of Client Strategy at Volley.
Wiley Diversity in Tech Webinar Series
Supporting Neurodiverse Talent in Tech
Thursday, October 28, 2021
In the second part of the series, we’ll discuss neurodiversity. Tech organizations recognize the value that having neurodiverse talent brings to their workforce. According to Harvard Business Review, having neurodiverse talent provides organizations “productivity gains, quality improvement and boosts in innovative capabilities”. But what exactly is neurodiversity, how can leaders at tech organizations create inclusive and supportive environments for talent to thrive? Our panel of experts will provide their perspectives, as well as actionable insights for attendees.
IEEE Women in Engineering Leadership Summit
Panel Discussion – Leadership During Times of Uncertainty
Friday, October 29, 2021
I’ll be joining a panel discussion with Amy Renner and Cori Fain of the Mayo Clinic, and Lan Ye, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Teams Calling.
New York Public Library
Building a Career in Tech for Non-Techies
Monday, November 1, 2021
In this talk, I’ll be discussing my own journey into technology, having had no formal IT training prior, and sharing insights, free resources, and tips for others looking to embark on their own tech careers.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DEI Is Not a Buzz Phrase
Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 1:55 PM ET / Virtual
Free – Registration Required
The accounting and finance industries have expanded over the last five years to include more diversity in their workforce. As a result of this initiative, an increasing number of organizations now seek guidance from their employees when it comes to efforts and best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is widely known that team members with diverse backgrounds bring unique contributions and capabilities to the workplace, and these fresh perspectives are vital to companies’ success. But what exactly does it mean to help your organization value diverse voices on the job? What would this responsibility look like, and which factors should be considered before taking on this type of role at work? Join Susanne Tedrick as she walks us through these important questions and answers surrounding DEI criteria and commitments.
Women’s Breakfast: Navigating a Toxic Work Environment
Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM ET / Virtual
Free – Registration Required
Bullies masquerading as girbosses. Microaggressions from teammates. Managers who gaslight you when you make reasonable requests. There are countless ways in which a work environment can be toxic and all of them can take a massive toll on your mental and physical health. So how do you report these incidents? How do you find your way out of a toxic environment? And what are the steps you can take to survive until you’re able to put an exit strategy in place?
At LMHQ’s November Women’s Breakfast, we’ll be tackling all of these questions and more. You’ll hear from a panel of experts across industries who will share their lived experiences, lessons learned, and recommendations for navigating your way through a toxic workplace. You’ll walk away feeling less alone and empowered to take the first steps toward a new, healthier work environment.