This session will be focused on how technology professionals can keep their companies accountable ensuring true diversity across the board. As we often see many companies proclaim their push for diversity, but the numbers show diversity within tech companies is still stagnant. With more tech opportunities hiring on the rise, the most effective tactic to push for diversity within tech companies is for the diverse employees to lead the charge.
About our speaker:
Ayodele ‘Ayo’ Duyile’s career in tech began in 2015 after joining Lockheed Martin as a Software Engineer. Ayo was concurrently working towards a Masters in Engineering Product Management which he completed in 2017. In 2018, Ayo transitioned into Product Development at Facebook, where his Oculus team was awarded the first Emmy for Outstanding Innovation In Interactive Media. In 2020, Ayo received an offer to join Microsoft as a Product Manager for the Azure team and head its Atlanta growth. Ayo is now a Google Senior Technical Product Manager as well as an adjunct professor at Temple University teaching intro to Product Management for its masters students
Both his company (backdoortech.io) and his nonprofit (Techsgiving.org) help individuals amplify their transferable skills to enhance their ability to break into while Product.
The Most Diverse Tech Hub initiative began in November 2020, when, determined for Philly to become the most diverse tech hub in the nation, the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce awarded $500,000 across a handful of organizations working to boost tech skills for the future talent pipeline, with a focus on Black and brown Philadelphians.
As a part of their partnership, Technical.ly will be hosting a workshop series with DEI leaders sharing insight and actionable steps on how to build and implement a successful DEI strategy, as part of our involvement with the Most Diverse Tech Hub initiative.