Asking Johann, our new Engineering Evangelist who freshly started a week ago, why he made the decision to work at STYLIGHT, one of the things he pointed out was that he liked how diverse the team is. A few facts about our diversity:
- 50% of our team is from outside of Germany
- We speak English as a default language.
- We encourage minorities to jump on the tech bandwagon by, for example, sponsoring the last Rail Girls workshop and employing people based on their talent, regardless of their gender.
As a company embracing diversity, we immediately jumped on the movement of the #ILookLikeAnEngineer hashtag and went on interviewing our own female engineers to ask them about their take on diversity in technology, the stereotypes they face and how they react to it.
Today we’d like to push our commitment forward and take a leap towards encouraging tech diversity by organizing the first #ILookLikeAnEngineer community gathering in Europe. Ever been told that you don’t look like an engineer? Always felt that you don’t fit in the standard engineer stereotype? Maybe you’re part of an underrepresented group in tech or simply you have ideas on how to tear apart the stereotypes that are plaguing the tech community? We want to hear your story!
We will get our photo booth ready to let you show the world what an engineer looks like!