Our Community is made up of diverse individuals, who come together to create a strong company culture. Today, we are honored to spotlight and celebrate some of the incredible Womxn leaders in our own Community, whose impact on our company has been great.
Arthi Radhakrishnan, Software Engineer: As an engineer, I love to see women valued as respected peers and meaningful collaborators. Respect comes not only in the form of pay parity, but also manifests on a daily basis, with each of our every day interactions. How do you engage with someone who looks different than you? How do you actively listen when a woman speaks in meetings? How do you show empathy to all your colleagues? This month, and every other, we have an opportunity to actively challenge our unconscious bias in everyday interactions... because celebration can be as simple as respecting your coworkers. At Community, I feel respected and empowered to use my voice to shape the technical architecture and culture of the company.
Diankha Linear, COO and President: I love to see women recognized through leadership opportunities and then celebrated when they deliver impactful results.
Lyndsi Zapata, Account Executive: In addition to celebrating women in positions of leadership, I also love seeing allies, co-workers, mentors, and managers continue to open doors for women, especially at the beginning of our careers. Furthermore, I enjoy seeing women being celebrated rather than dismissed or judged when bringing their full self to the workplace; whether they be familial, cultural, or simply our divine feminine energy, to contribute to an eco-system at work that is only stronger because of our differences and perspectives.
Ji-Ea Yi, Senior Product Manager: How I like to see women celebrated in the workplace is by making sure that women have the opportunity to be heard as thought leaders both internally and externally for the company.
I also love Community’s commitment to D&I initiatives and truly putting metrics behind them. Our commitment to equitable pay, positions in leadership and creating a sense of belonging, this is how I love to see women celebrated and why I’m grateful for the strong leadership we have in place who believe in these goals.
Becca West, Director of Financial Systems: I feel strongly about working for a company that has equal pay and equal opportunities for women across the organization. Not only that, but is willing to put in the work to ensure this is part of the culture. Here at Community, the team conducts an equal pay analysis on a regular basis and takes action where needed. I also push myself to speak up about all of the hard work myself and other women across the organization put in each and every day. Especially in a startup environment, we need to take a breath and celebrate all that we do.
Sarah Yu, Senior Paralegal.: I think we can all agree that women should be actively celebrated 365 days, not just for one day or a designated month. I hope for the day we won't need a conscious reminder to celebrate women, however, until that day comes, I'd like to see women who are doing good work applauded and rewarded. This can be from something on a macro-level such as equitable salaries and promotions, to a simple thank you and/or call out on slack. Recognition is appreciated and goes a long way, but recognition backed with action is just better :).