Xero in New Zealand are very proud of their equal opportunities achievements. From a personal point of view it is great to be part of a technology company which values the contribution of everyone.
Xero have just published the following on their blog:-
Last month, we were named Exporter of the Year at the annual NZ Hi-Tech Awards. It was interesting to note that, out of all the companies who won awards that night, ours was the only one accepted by a female employee (Global Training Manager Sue Pak).
We’re certainly not the only company that hires women, but the level of surprise people registered on the night highlighted a certain unfair stereotype: that tech companies can be “boys clubs.” I’m pleased to say that we certainly do not meet this stereotype. The Xero team has over 100 women working in all areas of the business, including HR, finance, customer care, sales and marketing, design, engineering, operations, software development and QA.
So with that in mind, I caught up with some of our talented women to hear their thoughts on working in the tech space and being part of the Xero team. Here’s what they had to say: