The Power of Care: A Feminist Perspective on Leadership in User Research

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Professions that require taking care of others are disproportionately female: education, nursing, human resources—and user research. Throughout the history of humankind, women have traditionally held the role of caretaker, whether at home, in the community, in business, and in the tech world. How are women uniquely wired to care? What is the role of care in user research? And what can we all gain from embracing our feminine side as leaders today?

This session will help researchers of all genders, sexual orientations, and levels of seniority learn to leverage their power of care. Etienne will share lessons from her experiences along with strong female leaders in user research about leading teams through authenticity, connection, and empathy.