In May, Automattic’s engineering hiring team launched a user research study to better understand how our approach to tech hiring resonates with women and non-binary folks who may experience similar gender discrimination in the workplace and are experienced developers.
71 engineers responded and the research team performed in-depth interviews with 14 of them. Check out the study to see the expected results and things that surprised them. Here’s an example of the kind of takeaways came from the survey:
Women are looking for more communities focused on connecting to other senior women, and around more technical topics (many communities focus on entry to mid-level folks). Concerns around online harassment can put women off trying to build their network online.