Part 6: Building inclusive companies

November 10, 2020 • 11am – 2pm EST

Co-host

Danielle Leong

Engineering Manager

GitHub

Danielle Leong

Session summary


First announced speaker: Kim Crayton


Managing people is hard, and managing people who have different experiences to you is even harder - but that’s also why it’s necessary that you put in the work to ensure that everyone has equal opportunity to succeed.

A willingness to change our own behaviours is only the start, but how can you take individual actions and turn them into change at an organisational level? How do you build sustainable and systemic change?

You’ll leave this session with:

  • An understanding of the barriers that exist for underrepresented engineers
  • Strategies for active allyship and proactive anti-discrimination
  • How to make grassroots change, and how it can become organisational
  • Frameworks for examining inequality in pay, reward, growth opportunities

About Danielle Leong

Danielle Leong is an engineering manager at GitHub working to build healthier, safer communities, with a passion for building Consensual Software.

She’s the creator and founder of Feerless, an app that provided crowd-sourced, preemptive notifications for Netflix users with PTSD.

She’s passionate about increasing diversity and inclusion in tech, and was one of the founding members of Skittles, Twilio’s diversity initiative. In her spare time, she volunteers at Code Tenderloin and mentors underrepresented folks in tech.

In her spare time, she runs a portrait and fashion photography studio and yes, she would love to take your photo!

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