The mission of the GitLab Women TMRG is to cultivate an inclusive environment that supports and encourages those who identify as women to advance their skills and leadership potential through connection, mentorship, collaboration and discussion. This group shall serve as a forum for women to find their voice and be heard within the GitLab community. Through networking, socializing, and professional development, we hope to attract and retain women into GitLab’s positions. This group is open to all members of the GitLab community.
This TMRG is focused on 4 key areas of impact. We call them our pillars. Review the table below to read about the purpose of each pillar and results the TMRG has achieve for each.
|Awareness and Education||Increase awareness of the experience of TMRG memebers at GitLab and educate allies.|
|Professional Development||Increase access to opportunity for career and professional growth of TMRG members||Women at GitLab Mentorship Program|
|Recruiting and Retention||Increase the successful recruitment and retention of women at GitLab||Participate in candidate TMRG calls by joining the #candidate_tmrg-call Slack channel|
|Business Influence||Start and contribute to discusses that influence GitLab the business.||Surface burnout data to People Leadership|
This section is meant to outline how team members in the Women TMRG can contribute to key initiatives each quarter. We encourage team members to contribute in any way they feel comfortable and have capacity - from meeting attendance to leading initiatives and anywhere in between!
This meeting is hosted 1x per month on Wednesdays at 2:30pm UTC and 11pm UTC. Allies are always encouraged to attend any TMRG meeting. The call structure includes:
1. 25 minutes for full group discussion of agenda topics 1. 20 minutes small breakout groups for social discussion
We'd like to add a 3rd session of our month meeting to accommodate team members in APAC timezones. If you are interested please reach out in the #women Slack channel.
Call hosts will prepare our meeting agenda using the following structure:
1. Part 1: Quick Updates from TMRG leads: Leads will add updates to be shared and discussed sync/async. This will focus on the key priorities for that month and quarter 1. Part 2: Discussion projects and ideas related to our TMRG pillars: `Awareness & Education`, `Professional Development`, `Recruiting & Retention`, and `Business Influence` 1. Part 3: Social Breakout Groups: Depending on group size and time remaining, we'll break out into discussion groups. Conversation topics can vary. Some ideas include `motherhood`, `remote work and work life balance`, `sustainability`, `dating and friendships`
This meeting is hosted 1x per month on Wednesdays at 3pm UTC and Thursdays at 12am UTC for 45 minutes. The call is dedicated to social connection for TMRG members and there is no agenda. Session attendees will break out into small groups based on current interests.
We use our GitLab issue board to coordinate and prioritize projects on a quarterly basis. Contribute to the issue board by:
key-initiative-proposalissue template (please note that you don't have to be available to lead the project - opening a topic for discussion is great!)
Awareness & Education,
Diversity - Inclusion and belonging,
Recruiting & Retention, and
Outreach & Business Development
Events - Womens TMRGlabel and consider using the
event-or-conference-fyiissue template. Assign event issues to the relevant milestone based on event date.
The hiring process at GitLab includes an optional step where candidates can request to meet with a TMRG team member. As a TMRG member, you can volunteer to speak with candidates to answer questions and share your experience at GitLab.
Join the #candidate_tmrg-call Slack channel to participate.
Women at GitLab looking for career development resources can use this list to explore both opportunities available to the entire GitLab team for career development and helpful resources that have been shared in the #women Slack channel
If you have a resource you'd like to include, please open a merge request and contribute to this page!
|Women at GitLab Mentorship Program||FY22 Q2-Q3 program opportunity for mentorship at GitLab|
|WISE: Women in Sales Everywhere Memberships||In calendar year 2022, GitLab has allocated 15 licenses for women in the Sales organization to acceses memberships with WISE including mentorship, events, and training. Reach out to TMRG leads if you are interested in a membership|
|GitLab Internship for Learning||If your manager has coverage, you can spend a percentage of your time working (through an 'internship') with another team|
|Growth and Development benefit||This benefit is available for GitLab team members and can be used to cover professional development costs associated with external resources|
|CEO Shadow Program||The goal of the CEO Shadow Program is to give current and future directors and senior leaders at GitLab an overview of all aspects of the company|
|Women in the Workplace Study Webinar||A webinar from Lean In discussing the unique impact that COVID-19 has had on women of different races and ethnicities, working mothers, women in senior leadership and women with disabilities|
|The Harvard Gazette - Women less inclined to self-promote than men, even for a job||Study finds female workers’ deep discomfort over touting skills, experience adds to gender gap in promotions, pay|
|People Connect Shadow Program||The program allows for anyone to get an understanding of the People Connect responsibilities and allows for collaboration and iteration.|
|Stanford Continuing Studies Department||Standford offers many continuing education programs in multiple diciplines including leadership, writing, and professional/personal development|
Review two learning pathways built by the Professional Member Development subcommittee shared in FY21 Q1 and Q2 asLinkedIn Learning cohorts. You can access these courses and complete them on your own time using GitLab Learn.
FY22 Q1 LinkedIn Learning Cohort Discussion
GitLab team members can obtain a LinkedIn Learning license that includes access to more than 8,000 courses. The following courses have been selected by members of the women's TMRG as courses that members might benefit from in both their career or personal development.
If you've completed a LinkedIn Learning course that you found beneficial, please add it to this resource!
The following are books suggested by GitLab team members in the #women Slack channel. Please open an merge request to add books to this page, and consider including a short review of the book from your perspective!
|Book Title and Author||Optional Book Review|
|WolfPack by Abby Wambach|
|Radical Candor by Kim Scott|
|Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg|
|The Memo by Minda Harts|
|Burnout - The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Amelia Nagoski and Emily Nagoski|
|Invisible Women - Data Bias in a World Designed for Men|
Download the GitLab Women TMRG logo here.