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Thursday, October 22 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
How Clio Doubled the Representation of Women in Engineering

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In June 2018, Clio was preparing to kick off a big hiring push that would nearly double the size of Clio’s software engineering team in the second half of the year. Hiring that many people in such a short period of time posed both a threat and an opportunity: a threat of further homogenizing their engineering team, which was 87% men at the time, and an opportunity to meaningfully change the makeup of their team for the better. Looking ahead at the next few years of growth, Clio needed to set their engineering team up for success, and a more diverse team would be a higher-performing team. They also knew that their culture was primed, from an inclusion perspective, to welcome a higher number of underrepresented Clions - particularly women. And they strongly believed that they needed to ‘get it right’ now, versus trying to catch up on culture debt or diversity debt later.

Six months later, Clio’s engineering organization was 27% women.

Ainsley’s talk will cover:
  • Why it’s worth it to focus on diversity & inclusion at any stage of growth
  • How to meaningfully change the makeup of a team in a short period of time
  • What to do when you’ve diversified a team to ensure those new hires will be successful

There will be time for Q&A after the presentation.

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Ainsley Robertson

Manager, Developer Experience, Clio
Ainsley Robertson is the Manager of Developer Experience at Clio, which means she's focused on anything to do with building a high performing engineering organization, a great place to work and a place where everyone in software engineering can succeed. This can include how Clio’s... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Virtual Event