Seeing as November 30th marks the social media campaign celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, we here at Oursky wanted to celebrate this global campaign by showcasing cool apps with female founders. Dating apps being as popular as they are nowadays (who would have though “swipe right” would become a household saying?), we suddenly asked ourselves how many were founded by women.
Because — let’s face it — the most successful apps like Tinder, Match or Badoo, were mostly founded by men and aren’t always what women are looking for.
A coding plate-form — Photo by ivke32
The tech industry is one of the fastest growing industries, but only 28% of proprietary software jobs are held by women. The industry is slowly changing, and diversity initiatives are supporting women to get jobs and rise in company ranks. At Oursky, we have women across all our teams and leadership whom have helped shape our inclusive company policies. For Women Entrepreneurship Day (Twitter #choosewomen), we wanted to share the awesome organizations — founded by women! — that help women and girls take off as awesome developers.
Normally, we talk about code at Oursky, but a discussion about period leave in Hong Kong this spring got us thinking about our team culture. Our first question was, why is this even a debate? Do all companies need to have meetings and legislature to figure this out?
Oursky has 12 female team members who make up about 25% of the company. We solved the problem with a simple e-mail update to the entire company. Not all important issues need discussions before implementing a solution if you have the right company culture. We’d love to share with you how we solved this problem before it even became one. Continue reading