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Wednesday, August 8 • 14:00 - 15:15
Going Beyond “Are We Doomed to Sticky, Tricky, & Icky?”: Shining a Light on Sexism at Work (Sharon Buckmaster, Diana Larsen)

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Abstract:
Are you a leader in software development who cares whether women can fully contribute at work? Have you encountered tough situations at work further complicated by issues by gender diversity? If you answered “yes” to the first question, more than likely you also answered “yes” to the second. Difficult working relationships are endemic when gender expectations clash. We can do better. Effective leaders will model and guide their organizations along the way.
There is a spectrum of sexist behaviors that range from the mildly annoying to the criminal. Sharon Buckmaster and Diana Larsen have confronted gender discrimination issues for our whole careers. We have worked to end sexism at work and improve women’s leadership opportunities. In recent months, the conversation has developed renewed urgency. The revelations of inappropriate behaviors across the private and public sector fuel the media. Perhaps nowhere more so than in high visibility tech companies. In this session, we will explore practical solutions to this tough problem. Through lively conversations, participants will turn real life situations into learning opportunities. We’ll help leaders (and team members) establish working agreements for mutually beneficial professionalism. Participants will share effective organizational and individual practices that assist harassment victims. We will all learn to diminish the impact of harassing behavior on individual targets.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will take away:
  • - Better understanding of the obstacles to and enablers of healthy cross-gender collaboration at work
  • - A list of strategies to apply as leaders, including avenues for taking action
  • - Stories/examples of “good practices” that work well in other organizations and might work for you
  • - A perspective on the scope of the problem and an awareness of the benefit of making situations visible

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Diana Larsen

founder, Agile Fluency Project LLC
An international authority in Agile software development, team leadership, and Agile transitions, Diana Larsen co-authored the books *Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great*; *Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams*; and *The Five Rules of Accelerated Learning... Read More →


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