Are All Women Engineers Like You?, with Rukmini Reddy


August 20th, 2019

35 mins 59 secs

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About this Episode

Rukmini Reddy is the VP of Engineering at Abstract, a design management system that centralizes design decisions, feedback, Sketch files, and specs for your team. It’s kind of like Github for design. Abstract has raised over $50M in VC dollars since their founding in 2015. Today, Rukmini oversees their engineering team of about 45, and will be expanding to 60 within the next 18 months.

In this episode, we discuss how she’s used feedback to get better, how she attracts less traditional candidates to engineering roles on her team, and why the “10x engineer” trope is harmful to women in the engineering field.

Link to Rukmini's blog about engineering leadership as a woman of color:

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