As you might know, we’ve currently got an open-call for new developers, we’re hiring quite a bit in the next six months.
Thus far our list of people interested in the job contains no women’s names at all – zip, zero, zilch – despite us having taken soundings on how to get a more diverse sample of applicants.
I’m really, really not OK with this. I understand the gender imbalance in tech as well as anyone, but I interpret this as ‘mySociety hasn’t reached out well enough’, not ‘blame the women for not applying’.
So my question to you, the world at large, is this: what can we do right now, or this week anyway, to get some women’s names on this list before we start to vet the CVs?
Applications are still very definitely open, so anyone – male, female or other – who’d like to apply should see the original blog post for how to go about it.