Wage disparities are a social problem with far-reaching effects.
Because equal pay is important, we must ensure women are considered for the same jobs as men. The thing is “Men apply for a job when they meet only 60% of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them,” according to a Hewlett Packard internal report. Don’t let a mistaken perception about how the hiring process works hold you back.
Most job descriptions are written for unicorns (people with the entire set of desired skills don’t even exist!). You may not realize how much you actually bring to the table, even if you don’t fully meet the written requirements.
So, here we share open jobs and explain how to position your experience to show you’re a great fit. We’re focused on senior roles in the startup industry because those companies must hire quickly and often don’t take the time to seek out women, and that level of seniority is where women often feel they’re hitting a ceiling – don’t give up!
Remember, this isn’t just good for you. It’s also good for companies. As just one example, McKinsey & Company’s data found that gender-diverse boards report ninety-one percent higher earnings and thirty-six percent higher stock prices than the industry average.
You’re better than a unicorn, because you’re amazing and real, and we’re here to prove it. Go on and do everyone a favor – apply!