Welcome to TL;DR (Tracy’s Latest Discussion Recap), our new series keeping you up to date on thought leadership from Tracy Lawrence, CEO & Co-Founder of Chewse.

Our CEO Tracy Lawrence wrote an article about her experiences as a female CEO navigating tech companies in Silicon Valley. Tracy is an advocate for gender diversity in the workplace, but gender diversity can be harder to achieve than it should be. Her article is featured on Medium.com, and an excerpt is included below.

“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.”

Interested in learning more? Read the full article here!