, 2021 ·

Breakout Sessions

Building Gender Diversity in Organizations to Deliver Award Winning Products

Track: Agile Leadership

In 1985, 38% of people going into IT careers were women, now the percentage is 25%. How can an organization create an environment to attract, retain, and promote women in IT? At OneMagnify, the IT department has over 40% of positions being held by women. Three women IT leaders created an organization to empower and enable women in IT to build leadership capabilities and technical excellence through knowledge sharing and cross functional technical engagement opportunities. The three women who created the OneMagnify Amplify IT Women’s organization are also Tanzu Vanguards. We want to encourage other organizations to focus on diversity and share our experiences creating an organization to enable women. We will discuss the results of our organization including having attracted several women in other departments at OneMagnify to learn an IT skillset and join the IT department. In 2020 we won the CIO 100 award based on products designed by diverse teams.