DrupalCon Amsterdam 2019: How to be a good boss, tech lead, or project maintainer: Inclusive Leaders

Tara King
Pantheon
Drupal Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Team

Always wanted to make your company a place that’s welcoming and supportive to *every* member of your team? 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? Listen and learn, my friend.

This session is ideal for anyone in leadership (whether as CEO, tech lead, Drupal camp organizer 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.