She Codes Like a Girl
Men and women are different in numerous and measurable ways. Some differences are subtle such as our choice in words and the meaning it conveys, to how we solve problems, how we manage risk, how we manage our career, and hundreds if not thousands of ways.
It is an understatement to say that there are fewer women than men who are actively involved in the Drupal community. In fact I once heard a corporate site owner tell this joke “What do you call a male Drupal programmer? Redundant”.
Studies have shown that a well managed diversified portfolio outperforms a non-diversified portfolio over the long run. The Drupal community is a portfolio of participants and contributors. The more diverse the portfolio, the greater the chance it will outperform in the long-run.
This session is for us as a community of men and women to help solve the gender discrepancy by clearly defining and focusing on the strengths and opportunities associated with being a woman professional in the Drupal community.
a) Round table development of a list of knowledge, skills, and abilities that are strengths for women. This part will be very fast.
b) Participants identify unique opportunities by matching them to the list of KSAs. This part will be very fast.
c) Generate a list of organizations that most offer those opportunities. This part will be enduring.
This is a perfect session to get involved. If you’d like to co-present this session, please leave a comment below.