סדנה: What if diversity was an app?
יום ה' 30.11.2017 | Google Campus, תל אביב
Product and UX people are the cornerstone of the tech industry.
They are the people behind every app, website, and platform. Thanks to them, we get a product that best meets our needs and is adjusted to our experience. In many cases, they are the reason why we can’t stop using these products!
They are expected to be innovative and show results each and every day.
In order to succeed in our job, we are (among other things) the most curious people – we research, we experience, we analyze – and we must know our users, even better than they know themselves.
So how can we leverage our knowledge, what can we learn from it and how can we make diversity a product that people can’t stop using?
The session will show you how to use your product and design skills and methodologies to bring Diversity&Inclusion solutions to the table, how to improve the status for us and other women in tech, and how to ensure more inclusive workplaces and industry.
Orit Levy, Head of Product @ Joonko
As a product person by heart, I knew that I want to become a product manager from the day I entered the tech industry. However, my journey to my current role as Head of Product at Joonko is not what you would consider a standard one. I believe that a great product manager is one who has an understanding of the additional layers beyond the product features or design, and that's why I've spent my first half of my career on the development, QA, customer services, and even the entrepreneur side, before taking on product leadership roles for the past 8 years. I understand it may not be the lean way to become a product manager, but I think it's a great way.
I hold a BA in Computer Science and an MBA (majored in Information Systems).
Ilit Raz, Co-founder & CEO @ Joonko
I have 14 years of experience working in various product management and team management positions (6 years in startups and seven years in highly-regarded IDF intelligence unit 8200), with vast experience in NLP. Proven record of leadership and management (corporate and non-profit organizations). I have a Computer Science degree and an Executive MBA.
My story began in early 2016, after 13 years as a woman in tech and experiencing unconscious, and conscious, bias - I decided to change the way people work. As a woman who felt alone in the tech world, from the age of 18, I wanted to do something to change the status of women in tech and gender bias in the industry. That's when I founded Joonko - the first AI-powered diversity and inclusion coach for companies, which can identify and solve unconscious bias in real-time. My drive with Joonko is to prevent other girls, who are now starting their computer science studies, not to have the same experience I had.