I often discuss with my (male) colleagues the hiring process our company follows and the characteristics of job applicants for a given role. For women in tech, what are the criteria for selecting a particular job/role/company?
I for sure I’m biased; I really believe that it depends on the circumstances. Depending on the background each woman has, and what she wants to do next, company A might provide a more viable environment for her to grow than company B. What I’m actually saying is that women decide based on more or less the same (or similar) criteria than men do.
However, I find difficult to answer the question that follows: “Then, why do we have more male applicants in our company than (a rather disappointing number of) female ones”?