One of my new team mates made me aware of this post today written by our team lead Zandy Ring. A lot of the things she talks about apply to everyone.
I shared a lot of her feelings even after I was hired. I still seem to be suffering from impostor syndrome, although it’s getting better all the time in a big part to my amazing team.
Something pretty amazing happened yesterday. All the women of Automattic had dinner together to talk about something incredibly important to us: getting more qualified women to apply at our company.
We are lucky. Automattic makes sure that an open position goes to the right person, regardless of gender. A lot of companies work hard at this, and many are getting it right (at least most of the time).
We have noticed, however, that in our case, fewer women apply in the first place. Anyone in a technology or traditionally male-dominated field obviously knows this already. One of the things we discussed was how each of us ended up applying to Automattic – interestingly, many of us believed – no, assumed – we wouldn’t be qualified enough, and ultimately needed a nudge.
We, as women, can read a job description and see one item that we may be weak on or…
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