As we recognize Women's History Month and International Women's Day each March, Lob celebrates the amazing women who work here today and every day. We also want to take this time to recognize pertinent issues women face daily in the workplace.
According to McKinsey’s Women in the Workplace 2021 Report, “A year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, women in corporate America are even more burned out than they were last year—and increasingly more so than men.” While avoiding burnout can be unavoidable, Lob strives to support our employees and provide resources that allow them to succeed personally and professionally. These include:
This list is not exhaustive, and our People team continuously surveys our team to ensure our benefits are valuable and align with the current workplace landscape. One of our core values is to #CurateExperiences, and we aim to live authentically in this value for our colleagues, customers, and the world.
Since our greatest asset is our people, I asked a few members of our employee group, Women and Non-Binary Folk of Lob, how they have managed burnout and feel supported by our team.
This month, our Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (DIWG) is hosting events to honor women at Lob. We are hosting Coffee Chats where employees can buy coffee (or boba) for a women-identifying colleague they admire and want to learn more from. We are also hosting a panel discussion with women leaders where they will share their perspectives on essential topics like burnout, intersectional experiences, and the gender pay gap. We are proud of the work we’ve done, and we know we still have a long way to go. Over the past few years, we have been attracting more talent from underrepresented groups in tech, including women and non-binary folks. We have done this by building relationships with workforce development and training organizations such as Next Chapter, Year Up, SV Academy, and various coding boot camps.