Author: Reese Viersal
In honor of International Women’s Day today, we’ve compiled a list of powerful quotes from Starship women who have made an impact in our company and beyond. These quotes are reminders of the strength, resilience and wisdom of women throughout history and inspire all of us here at Starship to continue fighting for a more just and equitable world.
Despite significant progress in recent years, women remain underrepresented in the tech and startup industries. According to a World Bank report, women make up less than a third of the global workforce in tech-related fields, and even less for women of color. Lack of diversity in the tech and startup industries is a complex issue with multiple causes.
One of the challenges women face in the tech and startup industries is the lack of female role models and mentors. Women often struggle to get support and guidance from other women in this field, which can make it difficult for them to navigate the industry and build successful careers.
Another issue is gender bias. Research shows that women are often underrepresented and underrepresented in male-dominated fields such as technology. This bias can manifest itself in many ways, from inequality in wages to exclusion from key decision-making processes.
However, many women have broken through these barriers and are fighting back, advocating for greater representation and inclusivity within the industry, and making their mark in the tech and startup worlds.
The women of Starship from all over the world are a perfect example. We’ve collected inspirational quotes from many of them, so make them your role models and inspirations. Their words remind us that women are strong, resilient and capable of achieving greatness. So let’s take a moment to reflect on their wisdom and courage as we continue to strive for a fairer and just world for all.
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“I have battled imposter syndrome since day one of my career. I’m in my seventh year in my career and I always have to remind myself that if I walk into a room, I deserve to be in that room. ”
Andrea Martinez De Carolis, US-based Campus Marketing Manager
“Sometimes in life you find yourself in a position where you love the people you work with, you love your job, you love your reward. You are a deserving individual.It will take time to find this balance.But believe me, it’s there.When you find yourself looking for the right career trajectory, don’t compromise. Be clear about your goals, be upfront about your needs, and go after what you want.The job market is always changing, but right now, recruiters are waiting to find you. Don’t be afraid to take advantage of online resources, application platforms and networks to accelerate your professional development.”
About my goals:
“My ambition is to be known as someone who helps others. My work experience began with serving others in the restaurant industry. I have also helped the owners grow their local businesses and now I am helping them recruit top talent to help grow their business. It’s changed over the years, but the goal has always been clear: to continue to speak up to advocate, inspire and support others.”
Gracie Meadows, US Recruiter
Women leaders are often labeled as bossy, grumpy, aggressive, meddling, and emotional. What that really means is that you’re assertive, asking the right questions, and leading with your head and heart. Stay true to yourself while remaining open to change and growth, without letting others change you or shrink you. Be patient with making brave decisions and deprioritize pleasing people.
Teele Kruzman, Head of Services and Deployment in Estonia
“Diversity of thought and experience leads to groundbreaking ideas. The tech industry is no different: Innovative women have inspired me since I was a little girl, so join me when you can do the same thing with a power screwdriver or peanut butter.
Sara Gutierrez, US-based robotics engineer
“There is no such thing as a dull day at Starship! Being part of such an innovative company working on projects that have never been done before in the world means that all of our employees grow and develop every day. It means that you can really feel what you are learning, and as a result, many of your employees genuinely enjoy what they do and are incredibly supportive of each other as a result.
While there are certainly moments when things get harder, such as when you’re working on multiple releases on top of your day-to-day operations (which they do these days!), we’re constantly improving our processes and making sure our customers are happy. doing. The fact that new cities love robot delivery is well worth it!!”
Arianna Namaki, UK based City Marketing
“Yes you can” is my girl power mantra. When things and life get tough, this mantra pushes me to break through the glass ceiling and keep living my truth. ”
Quyen Huynh, US Human Resources Manager
“I grew up in Mexico for a few years. I hope we can have the same rights at .We deserve the same opportunities and respect.”
Elda Velazquez, US-based Service Team Leader
On Women’s Day last year, we shared here the stories of the bright and very smart women of Starship, Karolina and Kaali. Check them out!
-> Meet amazing women on Starship: Kaari creates code to help you reach your Starship goals
-> Meet amazing women on Starship: Karoliina keeps our robot hordes healthy