6 months ago on this day, I launched a company that many people told me would fail.
56% of women leave tech by mid-career, most commonly citing an unfriendly team culture. My idea was to take a hugely unpopular business model (recruitment and staffing) and use it for good (connecting gender underrepresented technologists to truly inclusive companies, then following up with 6 months of goal-setting and mentor-matching).
As of our launch on January 26th, we had no clients, no investors, and no traction. Now we’re working with hundreds of developers, 11 companies nationwide and just brought on a third team member.
Here’s the thing-- Though I was a “solo founder,” I never could have done this alone.
“What was the worst job interviewing experience you’ve ever had?”
That was the first question we asked of a group of women as we sipped our morning coffee together at Galvanize. The answers ranged from sexual harassment to a role bait-and-switch to innocuous boredom. I’m sure you’ve got your own stories. Interviewing is often confusing and frustrating and can leave both parties wondering, "Have I really found 'the one'?"
This blog is all about helping each other fly higher together.
...which is also the point of our entire organization.
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About our blog:
This blog (like Flock) was formed to amplify the voices of underrepresented technologists and help all of us fly higher together.