Top Five Takeaways from the MAKERS Conference

(L-R) Katie Juran, Sr. Director, Diversity & Inclusion; Jamie Myrold, VP, Adobe Design; Kira Dales, VP, Strategy and Operations, Cloud Technology; Wendy Steinle, Sr. Director, Experience Strategy and Digital Experience; and Max Long, SVP, Adobe Customer Solutions.

by Katie Juran

posted on 02-14-2018

Last week, I had the pleasure of joining with several Adobe leaders to help the company make its mark at the MAKERS conference in Hollywood, an elite gathering focused on issues facing women in the workplace and society.

The conference theme, “Raise Your Voice,” connected a wide range of speakers, from a panel of celebrity women behind the #timesup movement to the first female U.S. fighter jet pilot to fly in combat. Here are my top takeaways from the conference with links to replays of some of my favorite sessions:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/adobe-pledge-gender-parity-makers-181316983.html?format=embed

Aside from participating in the sessions, a highlight from the conference for me was making a pledge onstage that Adobe will achieve gender pay parity between women and men globally this year. We’ve hit several key milestones in pay parity recently in the U.S. and India and I’m excited to move this important work forward, while at the same time advancing the industry conversation on why it’s important and how to achieve it.

Thanks @MAKERSwomen for a great opportunity for everyone to #RaiseYourVoice.

Topics: Community, Adobe Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Career Advice

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