How strong is your current relationship with the engineering leaders in your organization? Are you both generally excited to work together or do you dread seeing their name in your inbox? The relationship you have with your engineering managers, or lack thereof, is crucial to ensuring your ability to hire a diverse technical team. In this session, you will explore methods to strengthen your relationship with the engineering leaders within your organization and how to build their trust. You will also explore how to properly prepare yourself to begin diversity and inclusion conversations and initiatives with your organization’s engineering leaders.