Diversity is Not Just a Checklist


Many organizations say they want diverse teams. In this talk, I address how, beyond recruitment, individuals and managers can create a culture that sustains a truly diverse environment. Using my own transition, starting out as a functional business analyst, to working as a DBA before becoming a DevOps/Infrastructure Engineer, I discuss how individuals and managers can take specific actions to foster creativity and diversity of thought and empower team members that may be subject to unconscious bias. Culture is a choice, and every team member makes a difference, regardless of their level. Good culture benefits everyone, and communication is key to creating good culture. I will discuss how specific communication choices can help anyone enable their team to create a positive, productive environment.

Speaker

rhea-ghosh

Rhea Ghosh

 
Rhea is the Director of Site Reliability Engineering at ActiveCampaign. Prior to working in the SRE/DevOps space, Rhea started her career as a high school math teacher before transitioning to ...