Almost every organization has initiatives that promote Women in Technology, and DEI broadly. Over the course of her career, Meena has had the pleasure of both participating in and leading these initiatives. She also has decades of lived experience as a woman trying to succeed in technology, who has benefited from the advocacy and counsel of allies along the way. In this interactive talk, she reflects on her personal observations about allyship and some effective tips for those seeking to advance women in technology. This talk is applicable to everyone who works with women (and other minorities), regardless of whether they are individual contributors or people leaders.
Meena Jambulingam is a technology leader with more than two decades of experience in retail, eCommerce, and healthcare. She’s had the opportunity to shape enterprise strategies, drive technology transformation, and deliver highly scalable data platforms for large organizations along the way. Meena is passionate about building diverse teams and giving back to the tech community wherever she can. At Chewy, she is an active member of the Women’s Advancement and Advocacy Group, a Team Member Resource Group for Women and Allies. Meena shares her home with her husband, two rescue dogs, and two rescue cats.