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TMRG - GitLab Women

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Introduction

Mission

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.

Leads

Executive Sponsors

How To Get Involved

Upcoming Events

Find upcoming events that we'll be organizing or participating in on our Women TMRG workboard.

Feel free to add a new event using the Events - Womens TMRG label and consider using the event-or-conference-fyi issue template.

Career Development Resources

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!

Resource Description
Women at GitLab Mentorship Program FY22 Q2-Q3 program opportunity for mentorship at GitLab
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 Experience Shadow Program The program allows for anyone to get an understanding of the People Experience 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

Women TRMG LinkedIn Learning Cohort

In March 2021, the Professional Member Development subcommittee launched our first two LinkedIn Learning cohorts. The goal of these cohorts is to organize members around common learning goals, keep each other accountable, and prioritize learning.

If you'd like to participate in the learning cohorts, please visit the Women TMRG GitLab Learn channel. In this channel, we've organized learning pathways that each cohort will follow. If the cohort has completed, you can always work through these learning pathways asychronously!

Upcoming LinkedIn Cohort dates are listed below:

Cohort Pathway Dates
GitLab Women in Leadership Course 2021-06 to 2021-09
Mastering Self-Motivation and Self-Advocacy Course 2021-06 to 2021-09

LinkedIn Learning Cohort Discussions

To follow each LinkedIn Learning cohort, participants get together to discuss key topics and takeaways. Check out the recorded discussions below!

FY22 Q1 LinkedIn Learning Cohort Discussion

Suggested LinkedIn Learning Courses

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!

Professional Development Focus

  1. Women in Leadership Learning Path
  2. Leadership Strategies for Women
  3. Become a Courageous Female Leader
  4. Problem Solving Skills
  5. Engage Meaningfully in Allyship and Anti-Racism
  6. Communication Tips
  7. Customer Service Foundation
  8. Develop Your Customer Services Skills Path

Personal Development Focus

  1. Life Mastery - Achieving happiness and success
  2. Mindful Working
  3. Creativity for All
  4. Leading Yourself
  5. Mastering Self-Motivation
  6. Being Your Own Fierce Self-Advocate

Book Suggestions

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  

Additional Resources

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