Juniper is currently a Product Manager at Wisetail, after spending the last five years on the Engineering side of the company (Engineering Lead, Engineering Manager, and Architect). She’s been in leadership positions for a majority of that time, learning through on-the-job trial and error, mentorship, and some great books. Her specific passion is supporting women, those who identify as non-binary, LGBTQ+, and introverts in technology spaces and in leadership.
As part of this #CourageToCreate track, Juniper will speak on growing into a manager. For many in technology, your career path may bring you to a leadership/management role. When this opportunity arises, you’ll be able to make the best decision about your future if you understand the process, differences to expect, and pros and cons. In this talk we’ll explore some of the specific skills needed to succeed in a leadership role — this should offer value to those already in leadership looking to be the best leaders they can be, those who want to grow the skills that will set them up for a future leadership opportunity, and those who need to make a decision if a leadership career path is for them.