Leading With Pride: LGBTQIA+ Journeys in Tech

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Celebrate Pride Month with us by watching our panel discussion, “Leading with Pride: LGBTQIA+ Journeys in Tech,” where three LGBTQIA+ tech experts shared their personal stories and offered valuable advice on how to look for and create an inclusive workplace in tech.

The panel was hosted by CareerFoundry’s Senior Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, MK Kirigin—and joining her were Product Managers Abel Quintero and Tamsyn Dobson, as well as UX Researcher Lina Žigelytė.

Check out this recording where our expert panelists discussed how they got into the industry and shared their experiences of being out at work. They also discussed what Pride means to them, and shared insights on how companies and allies could authentically engage with Pride this summer. 

This is a must-watch recording for anyone interested in the tech industry, whether you’re just starting out or have years of experience under your belt.

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Featured presenters

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Abel Quintero

Product Manager

Abel Quintero is a naturally curious Product/Project Manager with a background in software development and UX. He brings an equity-centered lens and cross-functional approach to digital projects. Currently a Marketing Head at Out in Tech, the world's largest nonprofit for LGBTQ+ professionals in tech.

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Lina Žigelytė

Sr. User Experience researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (USA)

Lina Žigelytė helps clients create digital tools for education, life sciences, and healthcare. She was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, and is now based in western New York. Currently she is a Sr. User Experience researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (USA).

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Tamsyn Dobson

Product Manager

Tamsyn Dobson is a customer focused product manager. She brings curiosity and empathy into the software development process and is creating magic with Disney Parks,Experiences, and Products.

MK Kirigin

MK Kirigin

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer at CareerFoundry

MK Kirigin is the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer at CareerFoundry. A proud Latina from Bolivia who studied education policy at Harvard, she’s been dedicated to DEI in education for over 8 years, as a university admission officer, public school teacher, and curriculum designer. MK is passionate about democratizing knowledge, creating inclusive communities, and making tech careers accessible to all.