Celebrating Women’s Month at Source Elements
At Source Elements we are incredibly proud to be a women-led company. We strive to create a comfortable, inspiring, and all-around stellar place to work. In 2021, 20% of our team were women. In 2022, we are proud to announce that more than 25% of our company is made up of women, and we are happy to have them with us.
With tomorrow, March 8th, being the International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate each achievement and continue building a company where all thrive and feel empowered. Here is how some of us at Source Elements make a difference:
- Our CEO and co-founder, Rebekah, co-creator of the entire Source Elements software suite, is still involved in the day-to-day development processes, and is one of the strongest advocates for women in technology. She established our Diversity Scholarship, which not only caters to women but also to traditionally underrepresented and marginalized groups in the audio technology and sound recording industries.
- The head of our Academy, Kristie, develops new courses, technology initiatives, and overall inspires a strong sense of community within the team and our users.
- The technical core of our business and outreach is architected and championed by Michelle, our sales & solutions project manager. Michelle grew to know “there are no limitations on what women are capable of achieving with hard work and dedication”.
All three, as well as almost all of our entire team, have a background in sound and music technology and come from a wide variety of economic and geographic backgrounds. Here follows a statement from Rebekah on the 2022 International Women’s Day:
It’s 2022, the theme for International Women’s Day is Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow. When I was in high-school some 30 years ago now, a teacher said to me “thank you for being a friend” - he was referring to my friendship with someone from my class who did not identify as heterosexual. I remember being taken aback - it wasn’t that I hadn’t noticed. It was that I didn’t know it was worth mentioning. How easy it is to go from being an innocent teenager, to being aware that some recognize others as being different in ways that have little importance. Why others take the time and energy to highlight irrelevant differences, especially such differences that have no effect on their direct lives, I haven’t quite understood yet. But it’s clear that even in this third decade of this otherwise-advanced century, it remains important to some parts of society to stigmatise because of differences that have no effect on the task at hand. I wish I could pretend otherwise, and in my small circle continue hiring and socialising as if there were no such stigmatisation. But I cannot. There was a time when women stood up for my rights, before I was born, before I needed them. I don’t know the names of all the women who stood up for my rights or their reasons for doing so. Likewise, I don’t know the names of all those for whom I will stand up. I stand up for all those who face challenges to thrive in their chosen careers because they don’t appear like the others who came before them. I stand up for those who face unnecessary burdens in proving their worth because others are seeing what is different, more than what is the same. I stand with those who know that we must resist and overcome every day. We stand together.
Let’s continue to #BreakTheBias and work towards making a positive difference for women!
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