We can still be bolder

JD Sherman, President, HubSpot

"HubSpot as a company thrives on taking bold risks ... We like to be on the forefront of bold change in social media, and this year we’ve put a lot of effort into being bold for gender parity and inclusion at HubSpot. 

"But, we can still be bolder. 

"Over the past year, we’ve heavily invested in women’s programming: hosting web app development workshops for up and coming female engineers, leading Women@Work networking events with other local tech companies, coaching female employees on salary negotiation, hosting panels and film screenings to inspire the next generation of women in STEM. We’ve also doubled down on making HubSpot a place where women can bring their authentic selves to work by increasing the number of mother’s rooms in our offices, extending parental leave policies, and prioritizing flexible schedules for working parents. We’ve hired our first female C level executive this year, have almost 80 women in director and manager roles, and continue to support efforts to get more women on corporate boards.  

"Now, more than ever, we know that gender parity and inclusion are competitive advantages, not only for our bottom line, but also for our culture. I, on behalf of HubSpot this International Women’s Day, pledge to be bold for change as we continue to develop and support the growth and success of female leaders at every level, both locally and globally.

"I’m also a big fan of haiku poetry, and would like to end with this International Women's Day inspired poem."

HubSpot is a place
Where diversity matters
Where women are home


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