Gaining Buy-In As The First Diverse Person On A Team

Barbara Jones
Barbara Jones
Gaining Buy-In As The First Diverse Person On A Team

I have been a Woman in Tech before it was a “thing”. I have a Computer Science degree from the...

I have been a Woman in Tech before it was a “thing”. I have a Computer Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin and have been in the Retail Technology sector for almost 20 years. When I first started my career back in the year 2000, I was one of 2 women on my team but the ONLY black woman in the company. Being the “first” or the “only” in most anything is a daunting task. During this Chat and Learn session, I want to talk to you about my experience being in this position and how I help others who are in this position today.

You will walk away from this chat with:

  • Strategies on how to gain buy-in and respect from the majority of your team
  • The understanding that if you are the first or the only, you can help to create a more inclusive space for the other diverse people who may join the team

Meet The Speaker

Barbara Jones
Barbara Jones

Barbara Jones is a serial entrepreneur and is currently the Founder/CEO of Lillii RNB, a leading IT consulting firm that helps Fortune 500 companies and government agencies increase their revenue, while improving the retail experience. We provide world-class subject matter experts in the areas of POS, Data Analytics, Fraud Prevention and IT Staffing.

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