Inspirefest

Barbara McCarthy

Director of engineering, HubSpot EMEA

Barbara McCarthy is more than just the director of engineering at HubSpot Dublin. She is also a champion for increased diversity in engineering and technology, an advocate for women and underrepresented groups to become programmers, and a prominent thought leader who was named by Siliconrepublic.com as one of Ireland’s most phenomenal women in engineering.

Since being named director of engineering in May 2016, Barbara has had a significant impact on building HubSpot’s best-in-class software and product teams. Specifically, she has grown the ‘DubSpot’ engineering team from 30 employees to more than 100 in just two years, and is leading the team in building the first ever customer success product, Customer Hub, to be available for more than 40,000 customers worldwide. With company culture as a core business priority for HubSpot, a key part of Barbara’s role is to help create an inclusive engineering culture both internally and externally.

Barbara is deeply passionate about diversity in the tech industry, growing and promoting positive engineering work cultures, and being an advocate for women and minorities who want to pursue programming in their careers.

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