Need we say more? ok, we will. See the show notes.
vLadies is an amazing movement in the #vCommunity. In this episode, we have the privilege to talk to some amazing members of the movement to find out what it’s all about, and what we can do as a community to help.
Note: Some audio distortion was found in editing and is being dealt with so please forgive us.
vLadies Group Intro
Issues Women face in Tech
How can we be better allies?
Ladies in tech are not Secretaries or Assistants. Don’t ask them to handle tasks like note taking, or scheduling, or food/coffee procurement. Treat the ladies as equals
Listen more and talk less
Think before you speak
Understand your Audience
Don’t assume a lone lady joining a group is lost
Ensure the ladies in your group are welcomed/offered to speak/present
How can the job market be better?
Encourage Ladies in tech to put forth a best effort despite lacking certain skills
Encourage/Remind all to leverage the community/their network to find opportunities