Meri is an experienced CTO and leader of technology organisations. She’s had a career spanning development, programme & product management, and tech & org leadership. She’s led teams ranging in size from 30 to 300, in a range of organisations from P&G, to the Government Digital Service, award-winning online print company MOO and mobile-first challenger bank Monzo, amongst others. A published author and international speaker, she is the chair of The Lead Developer conference, and a tech advisor for Kindred Capital. She’s also a trustee at Stonewall, the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ rights charity.Back to speakers list
Crafting Inclusive Environments
We know diverse teams are more creative & deliver better results. We've seen this in repeated studies, and in bottom line financial results of companies across many industries. So we know WHY to care, but what about HOW to do it for real? In this talk we’ll explore a framework for how to think about diversity & inclusion, and practical things you can do to build genuinely inclusive cultures & organisations. Because that’s the only way to attract, recruit, promote and most importantly retain a wide range of people. And THAT is the only way to have the highest performing teams possible.