My boyfriend, who’s an engineer, and his CEO are part of a prominent Silicon Valley startup that are currently as they say “killing it!” They’ve managed to become pretty successful in the past year through bootstrapping their business. As a result, of their growth they are looking to hire more developers, and in particular they want to hire more women, because they fundamentally believe that a diverse workplace will lead to a better company. What’s funny though is that these bright boys don’t know where the femgineers are hanging out. Well here’s the advice I gave them to help their recruiting efforts:
1. Post on Women 2.0′s Job Board
2. Don’t be a lazy startup boy, if you want a femgineer you have to get out and meet her! Fortunately femgineers hang out together, and host some pretty cool Meetups like Women Who Code. They meet weekly in the peninsula and SF. There’s also Founder Fridays filled with femgineers, and you could als convince a nice geeky gal to invite you to the next Girl Geek Dinner (really hard to get in but so worth it!)
5. If all else fails you can reach out to me, and I’ll start a search, but it will cost you a really nice dinner.
Now I’m sure the next thing you’ll ask me is “I found one! But how do I entice her to come work for me?” Stay tuned…