Ladies Who Launch: Tech Leadership Taking Business to New Heights

A presentation at DrupalCon Portland 2022 in in Portland, OR, USA by Ruth Cheesley

Drupal is one of the more diverse open source communities in the tech world regarding gender balance. There are women in leadership roles across many agencies, consultancies, and end-user organizations in the Drupal space. And yet, very few of these women in executive leadership occupy important technical positions such as CTO or CIO.

Join this interactive panel discussion featuring women successfully serving in technical executive leadership roles to discuss frustrations and potential solutions around the lack of representation, issues with imposter syndrome and implicit bias, and why it’s simply a great business strategy to include women as technical leaders. No slides here, just real chat!

Panelists include both Drupal service providers and enterprise end-users:

  • Kat White (CTO at Kanopi)
  • Lo Li (Managing Vice President, Customer Digital Experience at Capital One)
  • Ruth Cheesley (Mautic Project Lead)
  • Moderated by Baddy Breidert (Board Chair at Drupal Association)