DrupalCon Amsterdam 2019: Women in Tech: How to get (and keep) women in your leadership roles

Ruth Cheesley, Lindsey Catlett, Jenn Sramek
Acquia

Recent studies have proven that having women in your technology workplace is not just a moral issue, but a critical factor in business success. One McKinsey study found that advancing women’s equality could add as much as $12 trillion to the global GDP by 2025. Teams with more women and women in leadership roles are more productive, more innovative, and more successful.

So why aren’t we seeing more women in leadership roles? Why does IT suffer from such a large gender imbalance? What is it that makes projects/organizations more successful by having women in leadership roles? What can be done to help change this trend, and get more women in tech/leadership?

Join us to unpack why and how this happens, and what we can do about it together on this interactive panel with three experienced IT female champions.

You'll leave this session with:
- a better understanding of why women should be on your team, and why they may not be today
- awareness of what is difficult for women in technology fields
- ways to attract and grow talent
- ways to retain talent
- awareness of bias and other limiting factors