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Talking tech with the women of Team Appointedd

By Ben 03/06/2020

International Women's Day Appointedd

At Appointedd, one of our values is that we move as one.

We’re thankful for the awesome team we have, and the way everyone pulls in the same direction. But with International Women’s Day coming up, it’s given us a chance to reflect on what the women of Team Appointedd have done for us, where we are as a company, and the distance the tech industry still has to travel.

We talked with some of the inspirational women of Team Appointedd, to get their thoughts on International Women’s Day, thriving in a predominantly male industry, and what it takes to be a success at Appointedd.

But first, the numbers. 

Women in tech, by numbers

Wider tech industry

  • 5% tech startups owned by women
  • 56% professional workforce that are women
  • 26.5% female C-suite executives

Team Appointedd

  • Appointedd has a female CEO, our founder Leah Hutcheon
  • 60% of the company are female
  • 80% of the leadership are women

Now, let’s hear from some of our lovely team. 

International Women’s Day at Team Appointedd

Alice, Account Manager

Alice Beeby International Women's Day Appointedd

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

Celebrating all the fantastic women that I’m lucky enough to be surrounded by. We’re all strong in different ways so having a day to recognize that, and the amazing achievements we’re a part of, is great.

What does it mean to be a woman in the tech industry?

I actually hardly think about it. As an organization we are so hardworking, irrelevant of gender, and I think it just shows what a great team we are and what an awesome work environment has been created!

What does it take to be a success at Appointedd?

Determination, hard-work, collaboration. We all have a common goal and you need to be supportive of every aspect of the team so we can all get there together!

 

Cory, Business Development ManagerCory Smith International Women's Day Appointedd

How does it make you feel to work for a company that’s majority female? 

As a young aspiring business woman, female leadership was one of the main factors that attracted me to the role here at Appointedd. Before joining, I followed Leah’s journey and was so inspired to see her defy convention and build a successful tech company from the ground up. I’m very lucky to work for a company who nurtures their employees and drives individual personal growth – male or female.

What does it mean to be a woman in the tech industry?

Having worked in tech sales for a few years now, I know that female SaaS leaders are hard to come by! At Appointedd, our enterprise sales team is 100% female which was really attractive to me when applying for the role. I love being part of a team that smashes the typical stereotype of a salesperson and empowers future leaders.

How important is it to you that Appointedd has so many women in leadership positions?

Female leadership is something that was central to my decision to join Appointedd. As someone who is goal-orientated and driven, it’s so empowering to see that in Appointedd there’s no glass ceiling. 

 

Maddy, Product Solutions ExecutiveMaddy Fish International Women's Day Appointedd

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

It’s a day for everyone around the globe, regardless of gender, to celebrate all the amazing achievements girls and women have accomplished! I like that it takes into consideration historical achievements, like that of the Suffragettes, who have changed our lives for the better, but also present day issues like the gender pay gap and equal rights. It allows us to remember all that has been and all that is to come! And it reminds me of how lucky I am to be surrounded by such wonderful women in my life, personally and professionally.

How important is it to you that Appointedd has so many women in leadership positions?

It’s fantastic! And the guys love it too! I think it’s very important, and all the female leaders at Appointedd massively deserve the positions they are in. Our CEO, COO, and Head of Business Development are female and they are all wonderful. Our CEO has done pitches with her baby strapped to her chest – I mean you can’t get more legendary than that!

What does it take to be a success at Appointedd?

Everyone brings their own flair and superpowers to Appointedd. The person you are tomorrow may need to be different from the person you are today! But to continue to be successful and “row the boat”, to me, means to make sure that our company values resonate with everyone (boy or girl!). At Appointedd, we empower and enable one another, we move as one, and we allow each other to fail. That’s what will drive us to success, individually and as a team.

 

Zoe, Marketing Executive

Zoe Perl International Women's Day Appointedd

How does it make you feel to work for a company that’s majority female?

It makes me feel very empowered! To see these women who I interact with every day, who help me grow as a person, but who are also raising little people of their own. And let’s not forget about the males. Appointedd might be majority-female, but it’s nice to be part of a balanced environment. I think this is what counts towards our success.

How important is it to you that Appointedd has so many women in leadership positions?

I think it’s nice that it’s so present at Appointedd. I definitely think every leadership team should be represented by both genders, and again, that word ‘balance’, of male and female positions. We are lucky to have such driven female leaders, but that’s not to say men aren’t welcome or can’t do the job. What I value most about Appointedd is that we look for the right people, people who have the vision and hustle to get us there. Whether they’re male or female, I’m happy for our team to be represented by the people who do the best job.

What does it take to be a success at Appointedd?

Hustle, a can-do attitude, and team spirit. We move as one!

 

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