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Katie Womersley @katie_womers
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“There is no easier time than right now to fix your D&I problems.” @attackgecko #LeadDevAustin
“Inclusion has to come first. Hiring is the easiest part. What happens after you hire them? Career stagnation. Harassment. Assault. These terrible things are real, we’re just reluctant to acknowledge them” @attackgecko #LeadDevAustin
“Most of us live our lives thinking we’re pretty good people. But we’re all complicit in some way. The question is how do know it and what do we do about it” @attackgecko #LeadDevAustin
“The next inflection point is believing the lived experiences of others by default” @attackgecko #LeadDevAustin
“Thirdly do you follow through. Do you devote 2 days of engineering time to removing master/slave terminology from the codebase? You’ll hesitate” @attackgecko #LeadDevAustin
“Discussing current events that affect marginalized groups helps people know what is happening and that it’s not ok here.” @attackgecko #LeadDevAustin
“Building awareness felt like speaking into the ether. But the key to any communication is repetition” @attackgecko #LeadDevAustin
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“We worked to improve the discourse. Harmful intent is often not there. But the impact is exactly the same as if intent were to harm. So don’t let things slide. No-one intends to get in a car crash, it’s still a crash” @attackgecko #LeadDevAustin
“We analyze pay across our team. Pay discrepancies and career progression. Is it the same across groups? Even minor discrepancies can add up. I’ve seen $40000 pay gaps. The only thing to do is make people whole immediately.” @attackgecko #LeadDevAustin
“We wrote inclusivity into our career ladder. It means it comes up every time someone is promoted. Chelsea Toy has a great post on this” @attackgecko #LeadDevAustin
“There’s always more to do. Changing norms isn’t easy. But fairness and equity doesn’t happen on its own. You only have to get 1% better each day. Let’s rally” @attackgecko #LeadDevAustin
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