How concepts of feminism make me a better tester

30-minute New Voice Talk

Feminist thinking offers tools for both questioning and team building, for the benefit of all.


3:10 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. Tuesday 13th


Room F1 - Track 1: Talks




  • The way we interact has an impact on how easy it is for people to express their thoughts
  • Feminist concepts offer tools for creating an environment of mutual trust and collaboration
  • Feminism promotes critical thinking and questioning conventions - which builds a testers mindset

Sometimes the dynamics between testers and developers is seen as a constant battle. But a battlefield is not a place where you do favors for your opponent, or even find solutions that would benefit both sides. One revolution when moving from a waterfall mindset to an agile mindset is the quest of collaboration between these roles. It’s not always easy to achieve, as agile can be seen as a developers-only environment, and non-developer roles may fight to maintain the old structures.

In this talk we will discuss a few concepts of feminism that help build an environment of mutual trust and collaboration - even if you are working with men. We will also look into how concepts of feminism promote the critical thinking that is a requirement both for good testing and being able to fight problems in company culture.

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