AdaCamp: Kill Yer Boss and Take His Job (Day 1, Session 2)

Hi there. I was at AdaCamp DC earlier this week. AdaCamp is a conference put together by the Ada Initiative non-profit organization to help further women in open source and open culture. My posts will reside in the AdaCamp DC category; watch that category if you’d like to read more about the event. Note the above photo wasn’t from this session; it was a challenging event to photograph so I don’t have a photos from every session. Session 2: Kill yer boss and take his job Despite the provocative name, this wasn’t a session about murder. I was a few minutes late to it, but I think the main goal was to talk about why there is a “glass ceiling” for women who have ambitions to work their way up the corporate ladder, and to brainstorm some strategies for busting through it. Why are there fewer women in the top ranks of organizations? The session goers started out by talking about some reasons why women might not be as prevalent in the higher ranks. #1: Tendency to not want to rock the boat It takes a lot of risk to work your way up, and there’s an increased reluctance on …