After spending 25 years building software products and serving as a vice president of engineering at Macromedia and Adobe, I witnessed a sharp decline in the number of women working in tech. Frustrated but galvanized, I knew it was time to switch gears.
What I Do
Today, I’m a leadership coach and an acclaimed author and speaker on inclusive workplaces. I coach women to be stronger leaders as well as men who want to be better allies for underrepresented groups. I speak about inclusive workplaces, tech leadership, and women in tech. To help more people cultivate ally skills, I wrote two books: Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces and The Better Allies™ Approach to Hiring. To bring more diversity to speaker lineups at tech industry events, I teach public speaking and co-authored Present! A Techie’s Guide to Public Speaking.
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