Our CEO Tracy Lawrence wrote an article featured on Medium.com. Here is the excerpt:
When I first founded Chewse, I made an assumption that as a female CEO I would naturally attract more women executives and board members than most other companies. I was wrong.
And now, I feel as helpless as every male CEO who muddles through the same problem.
This is really personal. I believe not finding another female executive hurts the chances of my own success, because I want a female role model of success. Who has walked her path and thrived.
In some ways, building a company as a woman has helped. We’ve oriented our company towards a truer meritocracy by instituting open, fair salaries. Our culture promotes emotional vulnerability as a good thing, not as a liability. Because of this, Chewse is outperforming the industry on gender diversity at most levels.