Women in tech: what about Imagicle.
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When it comes to the tech industry, there is a question that often arises: where are the women?
“The seeds of resilience are planted in the way we process the negative events in our lives.”
Sheryl Sandberg – Facebook COO
And what about Imagicle?
First of all, there’s something you should know.
1. Imagicle develops and produces software (which makes it a technological company).
2. I am a woman (and listen up: I’m not the only one!)
Is it a happy island? Yes, it is. But the only way to make it no longer an exception but the norm is to start from the good things that already exist and make them known.
It’s not only about sharing good labor policies – option of working remotely, flexible working hours, maternity leave, promotion of respectful behaviors – although important in itself, but something subtler, a general attitude. Such as the fact that having a family is not something to which you are (more or less tacitly) discouraged by your managers, but good news to share and celebrate all together; or again, the fact that gender is never an obstacle to the expression of creativity and professional opinions or to advancement of role.
If it seems obvious, know that the corporate environment is still one of the main causes of gender inequality. Badass researches like Women in the Workplace 2018 – which, since 2015, surveyed 462 companies employing almost 20 million people – state that women “receive less support from managers” and “this is a problem because manager support is tied to positive outcomes like higher promotion rates and a stronger desire to stay with a company”.