Friday – 17 June 2016
We’ve made it to the end of another week. Selah.
My friend, Dave, posted a link to the following article in a chat a little while ago:
The women of Google have come up with a clever, tongue-in-cheek way to raise awareness about gender equality after an investor made a sexist remark at the company’s annual shareholders meeting last week.
Now other Googlers are standing up in solidarity by designating this Thursday and Friday as “Lady Day.”
The idea sprouted in an email group for alums of a Google leadership-development program for women. One employee suggested that they should all change their titles to “Lady ___” in acknowledgment and lighthearted protest of the incident. As in “Lady Systems Engineer,” or “Lady People Analytics Manager.”
As of now, more than 800 Googlers — women and men — have changed their job titles in the company-wide directory or in their email signatures.
I recommend reading the entire article.
Google also came up with a new graphic to help illustrate the point:
So, for the day, you can refer to me as “Lady Systems Support Engineer.”
Solidarity – along with equality – is a pretty awesome thing.