International Women’s Day is a global event that celebrates women’s economic, political, and social achievements.
It also calls for reflection on our progress in working towards gender equality. Since the early 1900s, women around the world have campaigned for the same rights as their male counterparts – particularly in the workplace.
Today, over a century after the first public campaign for change in the United States, there is still much to be done to make our nation’s workforce more diverse and inclusive. This is especially true in the tech industry, where women make up only 30% of the employees and 23% of leadership roles.
At WebpageFX, we pride ourselves on being an anomaly within our industry. Women make up 60% of the WebpageFX team, and hold exactly half of the leadership roles in different departments.
So in honor of International Women’s Day, we asked a few of the talented women we work with every day to share their experiences as part of the WebpageFX team.
At WebpageFX, we encourage each other to read and learn as much as possible. We’ve created an extensive library of over 250 books, online classes, courses, and audio programs so our team can continue to learn and grow. Since two of our company values are “we value positivity as the foundation of our WebpageFX family” and “we know how to be productive, hustle, and get things done,” we have quite a few about books about both positivity and productivity.
Alteration aside, positivity and productivity go hand in hand because they feed off of each other and cause each other to grow at the same rate. The more positive you are, the more you get done, and the more you get done, the happier you are. It’s a simple concept, but it requires real effort. That means you can’t just read these books and expect your life to change. You have to take the information and actually apply it.
This is why I’ve put together a list of five of our favorite books that help you be happier and work harder… at the same time.
Monday, June 30th, 2014 marked the launch of an internal project called #FXBuilds. This project, entirely funded by employee successes, will donate $25,000 to Pencils of Promise to build a school for about 90 children in rural Guatemala.
Not only will the donation cover the building of the school, but it will also provide salaries for the teaching staff. It will also provide e-readers, smartphones, literacy kits, general school supplies, desks, and building maintenance for a total of 20 years!
Earlier this month, the WebpageFX team packed up our office in Carlisle, Pennsylvania to prepare for a really big move.
In late 2007, we moved into the TechCelerator (formerly the Murata Business Center); you can see some photos from the old office space here. We would not be where we are today without the awesome support we received at this incubator, and the support of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC and Ben Franklin Technology Partners who run the program. Due to our rapid company growth, we eventually ran out of room in the TechCelerator. So last summer, we made the decision to renovate a historic mansion in nearby Harrisburg to use as the new home for WebpageFX!
Today millions of Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving with a nicely browned turkey, mounds of mashed potatoes and finish it off with a slice of pumpkin pie! As you enjoy this wonderful holiday, we think it’s worth taking a few minutes to reflect on what you are truly thankful for in your life.
Here at WebpageFX we did just that! Have a look at our “I’m thankful wall” and what a few of our employees are thankful for this year!
It is hard to believe but another year is almost in the books. One of my favorite parts of the year’s end is reading all of the great zeitgeist and ‘Best of’ posts that get published this time of the year. Twitter’s Year in Review and Google’s Zeitgiest were particualrly fascinating to look at.
I figured we’d take a look back on 2010 for WebpageFX too. Here’s a peek at our top posts from a few different metrics: