‘Diversity’ Category Archives

10
Oct

Baking In Accessibility — Fronteers 2014

by Meri in Conferences, Development, Diversity, Presentations, Web Design & Development

Thank you so much to the Fronteers Conf 2014 crew for inviting me to Amsterdam to speak about hacking people & process to make accessibility and other good practice intrinsic in how we work.

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6
Oct

Stealing Project Management Lessons from Artificial Intelligence

by Meri in Conferences, Diversity, Leadership, Management, Personal Development, Presentations, Project Management

I was delighted to speak today at the Digital Project Management Summit 2014 in Austin, Texas. Below are my slides, and the links to the books and resources that I mentioned.

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5
Sep

Awesome People Management with Agile

by Meri in Conferences, Diversity, Management, Personal Development, Presentations

As promised, here are my slides from my Agile on the Beach 2014 talk.

I also mentioned my Coaching & Mentoring talk which you can find here (including video kindly published by the Dare Mini folks).

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21
May

Stealing Management Lessons from Artificial Intelligence

by Meri in Career, Conferences, Diversity, Leadership, Management, Presentations, Project Management, Publications

Was delighted to speak at Thinking Digital 2014 in my adoptive UK hometown of Newcastle.

As promised here are my slides:

I also mentioned my Coaching & Mentoring talk which you can find here (including video kindly published by the Dare Mini folks).

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19
Apr

Creating Space for People to Be Awesome: Highland Fling Sessions

by Meri in Conferences, Diversity, Leadership, Management, Personal Development, Presentations

Today I was in Edinburgh speaking at Highland Fling: Sessions. It was a very enjoyable day, with a theme of “in the trenches”, i.e. how we get things done day-by-day.

My talk centred around people management and inclusion, on what people need to get & stay motivated in their work, and how to make our spaces more inclusive. The slides are embedded here or can be viewed directly on Slideshare.

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12
Dec

Practical Diversity – Expanded Edition

by Meri in Conferences, Diversity, Leadership, Management, Presentations, WomeninTech

I was honoured to be asked to speak at two internal conferences recently — the first for GE Oil & Gas in Florence last week and the second in Amsterdam at Booking.com’s Annual Meeting. I gave an extended version of my OpenTech Practical Diversity talk, diving into more detail on the challenges and practical approaches that we can take to make our workplaces more inclusive.

Interested in my giving this talk or running a workshop or seminar on Practical Diversity for your company or event? Get in touch by emailing [email protected].

18
May

Practical Diversity

by Meri in Conferences, Diversity, Management, Presentations, WomeninTech

Today I was delighted to speak at OpenTech 2013 as part of a diversity session. My slides can be found below — comments and suggestions for other things that work very welcome!