EP12 PART 2 — Diversity & Inclusion Q&A

PART 2: This week, I had the honour of catching up with the fabulous Mina Boström Nakicenovic, on topics we are both extremely passionate about — Diversity, inclusion and belonging.

Check out the full PART 2 video interview here: https://youtu.be/tC2glqSgz0M

Mina share’s powerful insights on:

🌟 The Benefits of D&I in the Workplace: Mina shares examples where diversity has positively affected her work/family life. We also explore the Medici Effect, how diversity from all perspectives invokes creativity, ‘intersectional innovation’ and great inventions such as Hedy Lamarr (actress) co-inventing frequency-hopping.

🌟 Breaking Down the Stereotypes: Of how a programmer and a career in tech should look, along with the importance of fighting our preconceived ideas of environments and industries. “Do not hold back, try it first to see how it is, what is the worst that could happen?”

🌟 Juggling a Family and Career: Mina demystify's the negative myths around maternity/paternity leave and gives a positive outlook and reassurance on the often discussed concern “Will my career end if I decide to start a family?”

🌟 Choosing a Career in Tech: Mina shares the BEST things about working in tech, along with some sound advice for anyone trying to break into the industry.

🌟 Initiatives Supporting D&I: Agile Lean Europe community (ALE), LeanInAgile (LIA), Games By Her, Women in Tech Sweden (WIT).

& so much more!

All Q&A’s are available via video/audio on my YouTube Channel. Your support on my channel would mean the world, please be sure to subscribe if you want to join me on my mission to create a diverse, data-driven universe 💫.

Who’s story would you like to hear from next? What questions do you have for women in the tech or advocates of diversity and inclusion? If you would like to get involved in this initiative, I would love to hear from you! Please contact me on LinkedIn 💌

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Ellie King

Ellie King

On a mission to create a diverse, data-driven universe.