Last modified on March 24th, 2021
By Stephanie Mitchell
“The most damaging phrase in the language is ‘It’s always been done that way.’”
– Grace Hopper, Computer Programming Pioneer
This month, the world – and AppFolio – has been celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (IWD). The women of AppFolio represent a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and talents, and while we value their contributions all year long, this month marks a special time to celebrate and spotlight them.
Not only does AppFolio value diversity in backgrounds and perspectives, but we also count on it to make our culture thrive and drive deeper customer connections. This month, we’ve created several opportunities for AppFolio employees and customers to connect, celebrate, and learn:
- Producing an International Women’s Day-themed episode of our Top Floor podcast that features a line-up of female AppFolio Property Manager customers making a difference in real estate
- Tapping into the collective knowledge of our team with “Braindates,” small, technology-enabled knowledge-sharing conversations covering a variety of topics that are relevant on International Women’s Day and beyond
- Convening our team for several virtual, all-company panels where we heard from women representing all aspects of our business, sharing insights about their careers, successes, and challenges. Here are a few excerpts from those conversations.