Thanks to the many women of Magento around the world
including these amazing ladies from our team in Kiev
(pictured)
who inspire us every day!

International
Women’s Day
is a global day celebrating the social,
economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day
also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

Why does diversity matter? According to Women Who Code, diverse
teams perform better by increasing collective intelligence and
companies with the highest representation of women leadership
have seen a 34% higher ROI than those with few or no women. To
us, that sounds like something every company and industry would
want to get behind.

At Magento, accelerating gender parity is important to us and
we want to share with you what we’re working on in our company,
in our industry, and in our ecosystem to do our part.

Diversity in our Company

As with any change, diversity starts with ourselves. Magento is
driving several internal initiatives centered around inclusion
and ensuring equal opportunities for women across the company.
This ranges from ensuring a balanced slate of candidates for
every open position to setting criteria for women holding
senior positions. If you’re interested in helping us increase
diversity on our team, please see if any of our current openings are a
good fit for you or someone you know.

Diversity in our Industry

We’re also committed to diversity in our industry. Currently,
our role here is through a partnership with Women Who Code. If
you’re not familiar with Women Who Code, they are a global
non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology
careers. The Women Who Code organization works to support
this generation in being and becoming leaders and role models
in the tech industry. Since 2011, Women Who Code has connected
over 80,000 women globally, produced 4,200 free technical
events in 20 countries and awarded over $1,000,000 in
educational scholarships and tickets.

We’re working with Women Who Code to connect our respective
networks and develop opportunities for deeper dialogue and
collaboration. We look forward to sharing more details soon.

Diversity in our Ecosystem

Our third area of focus on diversity is in our ecosystem. We’re
developing a panel on Increasing Diversity in Tech at Imagine
2017
. Our goal is to not only hear from those in our
ecosystem on how they’ve worked to increase inclusion in their
companies but to also open the dialogue about how we can work
together throughout 2017 and beyond. During this panel, our
Chief HR Officer, Francesca Molinari will be talking with:

  • Alaina Percival, CEO, Women Who Code

  • Kate Morris, CEO, Adore Beauty

  • Alessandro Ronchi, Magento Master, organizer of MageTitans
    Italy & COO of Bitbull

  • Hilda Fontana, VP of Engineering & Technology, LD
    Products

The panel will take place at the Wynn on Monday, April 3 from
5:30-6:15 pm, followed by a mixer/networking reception from
6:15-7 pm. Make sure
you’re registered for Imagine
to attend.

What does diversity mean to you and your company? Join the
conversation on Twitter using #BeBoldForChange
and #IWD2017.