Abstract/Description

Are you a woman working in software development, or are you a man who cares whether women can fully contribute at work? Have you experienced or heard about situations at work that were complicated by issues about women and men working together? If you answered “yes” to the first question, more than likely you also answered “yes” to the second. Difficult working relationship are endemic when gender expectations clash. We can do better.

Join Sharon and Diana in this session that will explore practical solutions to this tough problem through lively conversations. We will turn actual real life experiences into opportunities to learn from each other's situations, to establish working agreements for acceptable and mutually beneficial professionalism, and to diminish the impact of harassing behavior on individual targets by exploring a greater sense of personal power.

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Diana Larsen consults with leaders and their teams to create work environments where people flourish and push businesses to succeed. She is an international authority in Agile software development, team leadership, and Agile transitions. Diana co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great; Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams; and The Five Rules of Accelerated Learning. In collaboration with James Shore, she developed the Agile Fluency™ Model. Diana Larsen consults with leaders and their teams to create work environments where people flourish and push businesses to succeed. She is an international authority in Agile software development, team leadership, and Agile transitions. Diana co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great; Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams; and The Five Rules of Accelerated Learning. In collaboration with James Shore, she developed the Agile Fluency™ Model. She is a past Chair and former board member (2007–2013) of the Agile Alliance Board of Directors.

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