Right on the heels of international women’s day, we’re diving into the current state of diversity in tech and how we’re making progress every day. Sure, there’s still a long way to go to achieve true equity, equality, and inclusive cultures, but we’re celebrating the amazing allies and support systems that are helping us get there.
Kristi and Allen start with the basics and answer the foundational question: why is a diverse workforce so beneficial today? The answer is simple: diverse perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, and knowledge make for better teams and better products! It’s been proven time and time again that diverse teams bring in more money, work more cohesively, and are more innovative.
The duo discuss how we can all play a role in building a more diverse and inclusive workforce, and highlight some amazing examples of companies and individuals who are leading the way. So get ready to be inspired and energized to make a difference!
Kristi Perreault is a Principal Software Engineer at Liberty Mutual Insurance, where her focus is serverless-first development and enterprise enablement. She has been working in the tech industry professionally since 2017, holds an M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering specializing in cloud computing & IoT, and is very passionate about promoting women in technology.
Kristi founded the Serverless Denver user group as part of ServerlessDays, co-organizes CDK Day, and writes extensively about serverless and diversity on her blog. You’ll find her speaking about embracing and scaling serverless first initiatives on dozens of podcasts, webinars, conferences, and meetups both virtually and on stage.
Kristi is an east coast USA native, and can be found outside of work hiking, reading, traveling, enjoying a poke bowl, or cuddling with her two dogs.