How to be an Ally to Gender Diverse Communities with B. Pagels-Minor โ€” Fall 2021 Keynote

Bethany Pagels-Minor
B. Pagels-Minor

For every great example of allyship, itโ€™s safe to say there are 10 examples of performative allyship โ€“ being an ally for show.

Allyship is a lifelong process of building relationships based on trust, consistency, and accountability with marginalized individuals and/or groups of people. Itโ€™s a key component in building a sustainable and diverse culture in your organization. It is not tweeting once a year or just adding a rainbow to your logo for a month.

In this talk, B. will talk about why diversity and allyship matter and shares five pointers to help you approach it in a way that makes a difference.

Join B. in a breakout session and Q&A after the talk to discuss and better understand how you can make a difference in your org.

About B. Pagels-Minor

B. has built their career around building great products for amazing brands whilst also working to enrich the community around them. 

A native of Mississippi who relocated to the Silicon Valley in 2018 from Chicago, B. is an enthusiast for anything technology related, as well as random and obscure trivia facts. They spend far too much time scouring the latest financial, footwear, and technology news for new additions for their collection.

B. loves product development and improving the processes of developing successful products and has worked with small and large companies, including Apple and Netflix, to increase product adoption, improve product experience and evolve product vision.

B. has spoken at BoS before as they discussed understanding agile development through the medium of cake.