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Wednesday, November 20 • 11:50am - 12:25pm
Panel: Beyond Codes of Conduct: Igniting Diversity in Your Community - Jemma Bolland, The Scale Factory; Lara Owen, Github; Shanis Windland, VMware; & Kevin Stewart, Independent

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There’s diversity – and then there’s inclusion. The difference between being invited and being a valued participant is vast. The Kubernetes and KubeCon community have made significant strides on both the diversity and inclusion front – but should not be satisfied with progress to date. Join this panel of thought leaders to learn how to turn a diverse community into an inclusive one, hear the challenges of building versus changing a culture, and how to ignite the power of diversity where you contribute.
How does the KubeCon/K8s community continue to lead the way in both diversity AND inclusion? Time to fill the dance floor. It's still too empty.

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Shanis Windland

VP, Diversity & Inclusion, VMware
Shanis Windland is the new VP of Diversity & Inclusion at VMware. Shanis joined VMware in December, coming from the Heptio acquisition. Shanis is a vigorous advocate of diversity AND inclusion - and will be a strong leader for VMware on this journey. Shanis lead a panel discussion... Read More →
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Jemma Bolland

COO, The Scale Factory
Jemma is in charge of operations, marketing, people and finance at The Scale Factory. Her 15+ years’ experience in operational, strategic and marketing roles with start-ups and SMEs in the UK and Australia brings a wealth of insight to her role. Jemma's experience in the start-up... Read More →
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Kevin Stewart

Kevin Stewart is an engineering leader on sabbatical. Previously, he held VP Engineering positions at Fastly, Heptio (now VMware) and NodeSource and was a Director of Engineering at Adobe.

Lara Owen

Director, Global Workplace Experience, GitHub
An instructor at Remote-How Academy, a speaker at the first-ever Running Remote Conference, and honored as one of 2018’s Bisnow Bay Area Thought Leaders, Lara Owen is the Director of Global Workplace Experience at GitHub and is responsible for ensuring 1200+ employees, scattered... Read More →

Wednesday November 20, 2019 11:50am - 12:25pm PST
Room 6D - San Diego Convention Center Upper Level