Data Driven Women 0.8: Recruiting for Diversity in Tech
Diversity in the Technology sector is critical to innovation and its economic future. However, statistics tell us a grim reality that is not representative of our population. A reality in which white males are not only the standard but the majority. As technology jobs become increasingly hard to fill, the average starting salary of an engineer in the valley is more than the median family income in the US for many demographics.
Join us April 30, 2014 at 6pm for our next Data Driven Women event featuring Laine Campbell, CEO and co-founder of Blackbird. Laine will discuss how to build your organization to embody a culture and process that drives diversity in recruiting, hiring and talent retention.
About the speaker
Laine is the CEO and co-founder of Blackbird, a revolutionary IT Service Delivery organization changing the face of operational excellence and development velocity. Before Blackbird, she spent seven years as the CEO and founder of PalominoDB, a world-renowned open source database services consultancy. In this time, she has worked on such systems as Obama for America, Activision's Call of Duty, Disney Mobile, Technorati, LiveJournal and Adobe. Laine's passions extend to open source technology, bringing technical jobs and training to underserved populations and mobilizing peer networks for women, lgbt individuals and people of color around technology and professional development.
About Data Driven Women
Data Driven Women is a networking series and speaker event that brings together women (& men) passionate about building a stronger female tech community. Our name doesn't come from a desire to discuss only data, but rather from a data driven approach that allows us to bring metrics and measurement to different topics like: innovation, entrepreneurship and technology.