Gender Balance

Bringing women into tech without sexist advertisements

For anyone who has read a few of our blogs it is nothing new that we at Endocode care about gender equality and we don’t take it lightly that the gender balance in the IT industry is completely off the rails. We have run a series of blogs about women in tech, we have looked at the discouraging numbers, we have talked about sexist behaviour and stereotypical expectations, and the harmful effects these have on gender diversity.

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Gender balance in IT: A retrospective

Over the last several weeks, we have published on this blog a series of articles on the topic of gender balance in the workplace, both in general and within the IT world. Each article recounted an interview conducted with a woman who either worked in IT or whose work led her to take an active interest in gender balance. This article, the final one in this series, is a retrospective.

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Endocode wants gender balance: How to start?

Endocode and newthinking are partner companies who campaign for gender balance. The following interview is also available in German on the newthinking blog; it was conducted in March 2014 with Jennifer Beecher, experienced manager in IT environments, trainer and coach. Jennifer is also chairwoman of the supervisory board of Endocode AG. The trigger for the interview was a conversation of the Endocode shareholders about gender balance in our company. Hi Jennifer.

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What women want – and what they have to learn

Endocode and newthinking are partner companies who campaign for gender balance. The following interview is also available in German on the newthinking blog; it was conducted in May 2014 with Jutta Wepler. It was sparked by concerns of Endocode shareholders over gender balance in the company. Jutta Wepler has worked as a consultant, trainer and coach for 15 years. Today her work focuses on female scientists in management positions or working towards such positions.

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Free Software, Free Society?

Endocode and newthinking are partner companies who campaign for gender balance. The following interview is also available in German on the newthinking blog; it was conducted in June 2014 with Silke Meyer. Silke is a doctor of political science with a penchant for IT. She works as a system administrator at Wikimedia Germany and in her spare time does volunteer work for the Berlin-based Freifunk initiative and the open-source distributed social network Friendica.

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Just do it!

Endocode and newthinking are partner companies who campaign for gender balance. The following interview is also available in German on the newthinking blog; it was conducted in June 2014 with Cecilia Palmer. Cecilia Palmer works part time at newthinking as a web developer and spends the rest of her time as a designer and organizer in fashion-related projects. She particularly enjoys balancing the analogue and digital forms of her work.

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Personal insights: women in IT

Endocode and newthinking are partner companies who campaign for gender balance. The following interview is also available in German on the newthinking blog; it was conducted in March 2014 with Jennifer Beecher. Jennifer is Senior Product Manager at SoundCloud, Senior Software Engineer as well as a Trainer and Coach – and last but not least: The chairwoman of the supervisory board f Endocode AG. The trigger for the interview was a conversation of the Endocode shareholders about gender balance in our company.

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