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[introduction] Sharon wants to hear about conference sessions on women in tech that Diana attended.
[2:20] How do we prepare, recruit and retain diverse workforces?
[8:00] Did Diana learn anything new from these conferences?
[10:00] Blogger (see link below) Why is the Venture Capital/Silicon Valley world only looking for women engineers – we accept diverse experience from men, why not women?
[11:50] Diana was more impressed by the fact that sessions on diversity in tech were being held at all, than that they had anything especially new to say.
[12:30] Diana and Sharon’s session at the upcoming Agile 2015 conference – “Are We Doomed to Sticky, Tricky, and Icky? Men and Women in Agile.”
[15:00] Sharon recently facilitated a panel on “Tackling Gender Bias in the Workplace”.
[20:10] Gender bias has changed – it’s now more subtle, it has gone underground, and when it hits young women in the workplace it’s a surprise.
[21:45] For women, is humor a better teacher for men who need to gain awareness of their gender bias?
[25:05] Agile done well sets up a more collaborative workspace that is more in tune with people who are not into “macho” ideals.
[27:30] Sharon: “If I had a nickel for every time I’ve thought, ‘this was designed by a man, if a woman designed this they would know not to do this…'”
[28:15] The infamous wireless microphone made for people who wear pants with a back pocket and a button up shirt!
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