Just a short fact: As of now, we have around 70% of women and only 30% of men here at Cloudibility.
Of course, this is just a snapshot since the figures might change, as around 70-80% of all employees in IT are men – but it also depicts a fact: We are open to everyone.
We want to have the bright minds, not the bold muscles (although we do not have a problem with muscles at all – I personally try to convert some fat into some muscles for years without success at all, but this is a different story…).
We have established (and we can not live without it) a culture without glass ceilings, we want all of our stuff to have the same chances and opportunities. We want all of our stuff to overtake us in terms of knowledge and experience, we want all of them to stand by their opinions, discuss them, change them, renew them and grow together. We have no issues in being challenged and we want all of our stuff to bring everything on the table – as long as it is done with respect and openness to the other side’s arguments.
There are some things, we do not tolerate, though: Domination patterns, for example. Or this elbow-thing. Or ignoring a „Stop!“, regardless of the issue. Or when someone simply decides instead of explaining. Or the good old „we always did it that way“ approach.
So, will we be able to keep that 70% ratio? I doubt it but we want this spirit to grow and this culture to be everywhere in our company.
And we want to have even more women as employees. We want them to take responsibility and to prove all the prejudices wrong. We do actively look for women, we do hire them by intent.
And, BTW: We hire men as well. ?