Anita is the Senior Director of Engineering at HomeAway where she gets to help drive the vision, planning & execution of HomeAway’s core services including high availability and scalable APIs, authentication and Identity management, content and communications platforms. From product strategy, technical design, delivery, and optimization, her team’s role is to deliver a suite of products and services that will delight HomeAway’s customers. All this while recruiting for top talent and creating a working environment where all employees will thrive. In addition, she also manages HAU (HomeAway University) which is HomeAways technical training bootcamp for onboarding our recent college hires. She is also very passionate about diversity and inclusion both at work as well as in the community. She grew up in Kenya in a conservative community which means that she experienced gender stereotyping first hand, and that fuels her passion for diversity and equality.
She is an avid traveler and her favorite vacations are a blend between cultural immersion and outdoor activities. And of course using HomeAway to book her stay since she loves to “have a whole vacation with her whole family in a whole house”.
Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.