Tech companies control almost every facet of daily life, from communication to transportation. With that kind of impact, it’s too big a responsibility for any single demographic to have full control. This was a participatory discussion on the importance of gender diversity in technical leadership roles. We dove into questions like: Why is it important to have a diversity of perspectives represented at the leadership level? How can we close the chasm between individual contributorship and leadership for underrepresented groups? How can we re-define the behavioural code that has come to define the traditional definition of a strong leader? This round table was a new format for FITC! Attendees sat in small groups and actively participated in a series of short discussions, with each group reporting back the highlights of their conversation to the larger forum. For the purpose of discussion, we focused the conversation on gender diversity. However, diversity of race, age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, disability, personality and intersectionality were all welcome additions to this conversation.