Agile Leadership: Does Gender Matter?

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Anu Smalley and Kate Megaw explored the question of whether there is an imbalance between men and women or general gender differences in the areas of Agile Leadership, NewWork and Scrum in their presentation during the June event (Recap).

They presented their own empirical studies as well as qualitative analyses and a summary of the current situation based on these results. Anu & Kate found that women earn far less than their male colleagues and that it would take more than 100 years for this gender pay gap to close with the current trend.

All in all, the presentation highlighted many differences in the world of work, but at the same time gave courage with great examples from organizations as well as personal quotes and insights from them and the audience. The moderators Zuzi and Sohrab did a following Q&A with Anu and Kate that gave further answers from the audience and from these two.

“Agile Leadership – Does Gender Matter?” (Anu Smalley and Kate Megaw)

Agile LEadership und die Bedeutung des Genders bei der Führung

Anu Smalley

Anu is the President and Founder of Capala Consulting Group, LLC where she specializes in Executive coaching and Agile Transformations. She is also an Enterprise Agile Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer® – providing education and coaching, consulting services to clients across the United States. An IT professional with over 25 years of industry experience, Anu holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from Osmania University in India and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University, Ohio.

Kate Megaw

Kate Megaw, is the President of the Braintrust Consulting Group where she specializes in working with executives and C-level professionals as well as serving as an Agile Coach and Trainer. Before co-founding The Braintrust Consulting Group, Kate worked as a project manager for the global leader in Corporate Actions automation. Now she uses her years of experience to guide clients through the transition from a waterfall to Agile delivery model. Kate is client-focused with finely honed communication and presentation abilities, complemented by strong planning, organizational and people management skills. Kate is a motivator and encourager, and is happiest when she breaks through to a client and leads them to the ‘aha’ moment.

Before moving to the United States, Kate received her bachelor’s degree in information management from the Queen’s University of Belfast in Northern Ireland.

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