Editor’s Note: We’re pleased to introduce this post by LeadPages engineer Emi Lyman. As a member of our Inclusion and Diversity team, Emi has presented on women in tech and worked behind the scenes to build a diverse company culture at LeadPages. Today, she’s sending a special message to women who code.
Dear Women Who Code,
Whoa, you code? That’s awesome. Nice work for sticking with it, for believing in your ability, and for getting this far.
I hope that your path through the tech industry has been smooth and full of delight in learning new technologies. I hope that it has been full of teams that function well and leadership that celebrates differences.
If it has, then read no further, and please come join our Engineering team at LeadPages! We will continue to delight your mind by having you solve the world’s lead-generation conundrums with frameworks and technologies that are on the edge of what is known to be possible.
But if your path has been less smooth, if you started coding as your second or third career, if you intentionally do not put photos of your kids on your desk or mention them in interviews, if you are often mistaken for a graphic designer, if you keep trying to advance your career with little success, if every few months you have a day or a week where you consider switching careers or ceasing to write code . . . then you especially should drop whatever line of code you were just writing and come start building awesome things with our Engineering team at LeadPages.
We at LeadPages need you, we want you, and most importantly, we will value you.
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