These are talks I’ve given at tech conferences and company events. I’d be delighted to present them at your company event.



Creating inclusive workplaces is a huge task, and it’s hard to know how to get started. While some things must come from a leadership level, being a ally is something anyone can do.

In this talk, I’ll discuss how allyship relates to inclusive workplaces, explain why allies are important, and outline some key behaviors that make for effective allies.

Bootstrapping Inclusion [video]

Diversity and Inclusion are hot topics right now. But, year after year, our industry fails to move the numbers significantly. It seems everyone is talking about it, but how do you actually bring about change?

In this presentation, I’ll share the concrete actions from my efforts to bring inclusive practices into an engineering organization. From conceptualization to communication and implementation, you’ll hear about what worked and where I struggled. You’ll walk away with real world tactics—going beyond unconscious bias training and rooney rules—that you can use to start building your own inclusive workplaces.