Women In Agile is a crowdsourced effort to get more women involved in the Agile community through blogging, speaking at events, and building a network among other women. Thank you for your interest in this effort!

  • All genders are welcome!

See what we did last year in the video below!

The Changing Face of Agile – #Agile2016 keynote video

2017 Event Recap:

Agenda for 2017:

  • 1:00 – 1:10Introduction and welcome
  • 1:10 – 1:20 Code of Conduct
  • 1:20 – 2:00 Keynote (Abigail Harrison)
  • 2:00 – 2:10 Break
  • 2:10 – 2:20 Introduce purpose, themes, and abbreviated open space model
  • 2:20 – 2:35 Marketplace
  • 2:35 – 3:05 Sessions round one
  • 3:05 – 3:15 Break
  • 3:15 – 3:45 Sessions round two
  • 3:45 – 3:55 Wrap-up and readout (~2 min each group)
  • 3:55 – 4:05 Break
  • 4:05 – 4:45 Lightning talks (3 speakers @ 7 minutes each)

1. Joanna Vahlsing (mentor Laura Powers): Gender’s Impact on the Ability for Agile Teams to have Meaningful Feedback Loops

2. Linda Podder (mentor Lynn Winterboer): Innovation Isn’t Just for the Dev Team – It’s for Scrum Masters Too!

3. Susan Marricone (mentor Ryan Ripley): Empowering Women through Agile Outside IT

  • 4:45 – 5:00 Closing and feedback
  • 5:00 – ? Happy hour at hotel bar

#WomenInAgile Initiative – Agile Alliance


Want to know what you can do to get involved? Here are some ideas:

  • Join the discussion by joining our LinkedIn group
  • Follow our Twitter hashtag and tweet with it: #WomenInAgile
  • Co-author a blog post with another woman
  • Submit a blog post you’d like published
  • Pay attention to calls for submissions and papers for upcoming conferences (we’ll try to keep you posted here as well)
  • Propose a #WomenInAgile session or open space at the next conference you attend
  • Copy the logo and proudly display it on your site
  • Any other ideas? Let us know!

Please contact us at info@womeninagile.com with comments, questions, or ideas.

We look forward to hearing from you – continue promoting the work of outstanding Women In Agile!


12 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Anjali Leon

    Inspired by the work of many amazing women in agile, I found my passion as an Agile Coach and Instructor.
    Following the impromptu women in agile session at ATS 2015, I wanted to bring the sentiment and conversation that we shared in that room back to my Agile community in South Florida.
    Today, I am taking the steps to form a South Florida Women In Agile group with a meetup and LinkedIn group and I look forward to the support of the larger Women In Agile community.

  2. Ipsita

    I’m a woman working in the Agile space, interested in researching topics related to cultural trends and perceptions – great to see I’m in excellent company

  3. tushar

    Hi, thank you for this post I agree with you that Women In Agile is a grassroots effort to get more women involved in the Agile community through blogging, speaking at events, and building a network among other women. very useful information

  4. VideoPortal

    I offer complimentary coaching sessions, and you can sign up for one here . Pradeepa, another panelist from the Women in Agile webinar, offers complimentary coaching sessions as well, and you can find her here .

    1. Deborah Hartmann Preuss, cpcc

      Yay, glad to see coaches here!

      I coach change agents on the phone, and like Pradeepa and VideoPortal, the sample session is free of charge and no-obligation. (It looks like Pradeepa’s link got lost above, she is at http://www.lives-transformed.com )

      Want to get in touch with / get back to your vision? Walk your talk? Or shrink your Inner Critic? Book a sample session on my site at a time that suits you. I work in English, French and German.

      I also offer three hours of complimentary presenter coaching through speaking-easy.com/ or directly via my website for women (and other new speakers) to build confidence, handle anxiety, find your “voice” and develop themes.

      I look forward to meeting you!

  5. Satpal Kaur

    Hello Everyone,
    I am not gender biased but do get influenced by initiatives around Women. I liked this event and I also liked the fact that new speakers are given chance to speak. I would like to participate in events conducted by ‘women in agile’ and be a speaker in next conference. After immigrating to Canada I do find cultural similarities among women across countries. It will be of my interest to explore common challenges faced by women agile consultants for their acceptance.


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