Discussion on: The Enormous Diversity Problem at AWS re:Invent 2017

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Scooter Phoenix

I asked you this very question when you were there. I'm used to it, but it still baffles my mind that there so few people in these spaces that look like ME! I actually had a man walk up to me at VMworld 2016 and call me a unicorn, give me thumbs up and walk away. I hope my being in these spaces, talking about them leading up to these tech events and reaching out to women and POC in my local community can start to make some headway.

What we do is amazing and challenging and rewarding, I want to share that with others so they too can learn about what we do and let them know that they belong. AWS, VMware, Microsoft and all these huge firms must do better.

I look forward to NOT being a unicorn.