Nada O'Neal has been in IT management for a decade, working up through the sysadmin and support ranks. As a woman, she's expected to take care of everyone's feelings, but as a tech leader, she needs people to hear and take action on hard, complex truths. Nada has gained a reputation for a simple, firm, but ultimately compassionate approach that makes and sustains change.
Pick Better Fights With Your Boss
There's nothing worse than being right all the time, but having no power to persuade or make change. In this talk, Nada will show you how to talk to the suits in your work life, first about mundane matters like software purchases and info security, and then about what we really care about: violations of equity or rights. Learn how to meet them where they're at to bring them onto the right path.