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Building Your Support Network as a Director of Engineering

First Session: 

Hosted by

Jossie Haines

Circle Description

As an engineering leader, you need a network both within and outside your company to truly thrive. Jossie will discuss why this is crucial, how to build your network, and what strategies you can employ to make networking a core part of your leadership toolkit. About the workshop leader: Jossie Haines has been an engineering leader focused on large-scale consumer technology at companies such as Apple, Zynga, American Express, and Tile for 20 years. She is currently Sr Director of Platform & Web Engineering as well as head of diversity, equity & inclusion at Tile. She created and manages a 5 person Windows team based in Vancouver and leads the engineering efforts integrating the Tile technology into partner ecosystems including enabling Google Home devices to directly ring and locate Tiles, as well as partnering with Intel and HP to enable Intel-based laptops to behave as Tiles with no additional hardware. She also manages the 7 person web team that handles all aspects of the tile.com e-commerce experience bringing in millions in yearly revenue. In her free time, Jossie is on a mission to keep women in tech, and in her role as head of DEI at Tile she advocates for diversity and inclusion across the entire company at the executive team level and sets the company’s yearly DEI strategy and budget. She spends her free time speaking about retaining women in tech, empathy in engineering, and effective and fair management practices that reduce bias and empower all team members to thrive. She has given over 40 talks in the last 2 years including at the Grace Hopper, and Empowered Women of the World conferences. She is also an active mentor at the Mentoring Club, Power to Fly, UCSC, and Plato, and started and leads the Tile mentoring program.

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Benefits of joining this Circle:

  • Engage in interactive learning with a limited group of peers ( Full)
  • Bring your own challenges and the Jossie will be able to help in live
  • Lifetime access to all session material: slides, templates, recordings and additional resources


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