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S3 Ep15: Promoting API Industry Diversity with Women in APIs' Claire Barrett

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Explore diversity in the API industry with Claire Barrett and learn about the impact of Women in APIs on tech inclusivity

Episode Guests

Claire Barrett
Director at APIsFirst
Helping people realise the full potential of application programming interfaces (APIs): as digital products; as ways to create embedded business models; as the vehicle for business / digital / technology collaboration and innovation. Solving client problems at the busy intersection of strategy planning, systems and platforms overhaul, APIs-as-products, business architecture, digital innovation, and cultural change. Comfortable with high degrees of ambiguity and regularly called on to cut through complexity, and craft the messaging to go along with it. A systems thinker with wide-ranging experience leading technology, project and consulting teams in industries such as banking, insurance and acute healthcare, across Australia, the UK and Hong Kong. Committed to the belief that diversity of thought and constructive dialogue is fundamental to challenging cultural norms and ingrained behaviours. Collaborative and pragmatic, I get results through planning and execution discipline; infectious energy; and care for the individual. An active champion for women in technology and a global lead of Women In APIs.

On the latest Livin’ on the Edge podcast, we took our regular episode in a different direction. Ambassador cares greatly about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the API industry, and we believe it’s important to create spaces and opportunities for all to thrive. We invited Claire Barrett, Director of APIsFirst, to join us on the podcast.

APIsFirst is a UK-based consultancy that focuses on helping organizations navigate complexity and accelerate the digital transformation of API-led business and IT teams.

Read on for upcoming trends, how to get involved with the Women in APIs community, and how you can be either a better ally or gain confidence in the industry as a woman in tech yourself!

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