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Tuesday, October 29 • 16:20 - 16:55
Beyond Inclusion: Growing Diverse Communities and Companies - Kris Bondi, LogDNA

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For any underrepresented group to gain their share of power, it takes action from those at all levels of seniority. There’s a saying that we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. The reality is getting on those shoulders is easier if someone extends a hand to help you up.

Notice, we are talking about having a share of power, not getting a job in technology. While improving inclusion and giving underrepresented individuals more opportunities to develop the technical skills needed for STEM jobs is a priority, the discussion needs to move beyond this. You can’t create a wave if we’re only having a trickle of people join our ranks. The discussion needs to move to hiring AND promotion.

This talk addresses unique mentoring and leadership opportunities for individuals that are frankly still fighting to be represented in the STEM workforce. Attendees will hear where we are now and the programs and processes that will be needed to create a diverse leadership community.

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Kris Bondi

Kris Bondi is the CMO of LogDNA, a leader in logging for multi-cloud, on-premise, and Kubernetes. Prior to joining LogDNA, Kris served as CMO for Bitnami, a leader in Kubernetes and container-based end-to-end application tooling which was acquired by VMware in May 2019. She also served... Read More →

Tuesday October 29, 2019 16:20 - 16:55
Rhone 3A
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