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March 8 marks International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

Recent events have brought women’s rights into the spotlight with millions of people around the planet joining together to raise awareness and give women a voice when it comes to equal rights, equal pay, and access to resources they need for the care and keeping of themselves and the families they help to raise.

Today, women spanning the globe have organized an international women’s strike, A Day without Women, to mobilize all women, and all who support them in an international day of struggle.

We’ve dedicated today’s blog post to celebrating the achievements and success of some of our incredible female employees.

Allison Wahl, Customer Success Manager

What is your proudest achievement at Campaign Monitor?

Helping hundreds of customers send emails that Make Mum Proud…and #Shullcycle. Shullcycle, was a great moment for me as we were able to pull together a fundraiser that involved about 50% of our employee base (worldwide) for an event held inSan Francisco, raised over $5K for a great cause, and helped kickstart a lot of our Giving Back focus and initiatives. For me personally, it catalyzed my deeper involvement in Giving Back and demonstrated to me how passionate, compassionate, concerned, and generous our employee base is.

What does it mean to you to be a woman working in tech?

It is an opportunity to lead by example for anyone who still believes that tech is not a place for women and pave the way for many more women who wish to work in tech. It is a way to break down barriers and also showcase the myriad (important!) contributions that women (and everyone!) can have in tech.

Hopefully, ultimately, it is a demonstration that work and work ethic matter so much more than the person executing the work.

We are what we put forth into the world and how we inspire those around us; not the amount of X or Y chromosomes we have.

What is your favorite Campaign Monitor value and why?

If Our Customers Kick Ass We Will Too.

I love all the Campaign Monitor values, but when it comes down to it, what drives me every day is seeing what our customers can achieve and how they impact their audiences by way of email.

Our customers are truly leaders of the pack, an incredibly creative and innovative bunch, and to help them kick any amount more ass is the greatest thing I can strive for.

Carolina Escobedo-Garcia, Customer Support Agent

What is your proudest achievement at Campaign Monitor?

Connecting with the team. I’m not the person that can take 50+ cases a day, but I am here for my teammates to help with a complicated case, a challenging issue or (to use a baseball analogy) to step up to the plate when needed. This not only makes my position fulfilling for me, but I think (and hope!) it makes my teammates’ days a bit brighter and allows them to do their best as well.

What does it mean to you to be a woman working in tech?

It means everything! It wasn’t until recently that I realized that I was a “woman in tech.” I thought that was reserved for women breaking the ceiling, writing world-class code, and otherwise, shoulder to shoulder with men all the time. But turns out, I am a woman in tech, and I’m so proud.

For me it’s the example I set for my daughter, proving to her day after day that there’s a seat for her at whatever table she wants and that her life doesn’t have to look like anybody else’s.

That her career isn’t based on “blue” or “pink”. That’s important for me. That motivates me to learn the harder stuff – the stuff that makes me uncomfortable -because I want her to know that pushing through and working hard is greatness, and she is greatness. That’s why I do it. For her.

What is your favorite Campaign Monitor value and why?

Make Mum Proud.

It’s meaningful. It’s straightforward, and you feel what it means. If my mum can hear about what I do and how I do it and not raise a suspicious eyebrow, I know I’m doing well. And you know that feeling, too. The respect and support of our “mums” is important, and she’s often the voice in the back of our head. And I’ve found that if I listen to that and make her proud, I’m on the right path.

Helena Lu, Product Designer

What’s your proudest achievement of working at Campaign Monitor?

Being given the time and support to give back to the community via various charity and events such as helping out at the RSPCA for a day!

What does it mean to you to be a woman working in tech?

I always found working in tech to be so exciting. The future that seemed so far away as a child is here. The current reality is that the tech is skewed to certain demographics and a lot of products released reflect their values.

Working in tech gives me the opportunity as a woman and minority, to influence and bring different perspectives in the development of products and services that will impact people.

What is your favorite Campaign Monitor value and why?

Care About Why.

Doing things with clear intent and the right reasons is important to me. I try to make sure that things of value are brought into the world.

Jamie Davidson, Office Manager-Sydney

What’s your proudest achievement of working at Campaign Monitor?

I have been given the opportunity to step up into added responsibilities to my current role as office manager. Working to support two amazing executives as their EA. At Campaign Monitor, I am always learning new skills and moving forward. I have a great manager who encourages me to contribute and be creative in the way I solve problems. This, in turn, opens doors to amazing achievements and opportunities.

What does it mean to you to be a woman working in tech?

It means to work passionately and inclusively towards creating something phenomenal together. I realize that I am just a small note in a beautiful and complex melody. But allowing that note to be heard is invaluable to the song.

What is your favorite Campaign Monitor value and why?

Create The Change You Want.

With each day be proactive in your environment, take responsibility, and take action to positively affect others. To be creative in the way you do things for the better.

Mary Tao, Product Designer

What is your proudest achievement at Campaign Monitor?

For our product, my proudest is working on our native currency experience, and our integrations for Shopify, WordPress, and Dynamics. For our Giving Back program, it would be collaborating and working on our Giving Back events for Pride and fundraising for Larkin Street Youth and Twenty10, and fundraising for the Arc, a learning and achievement center for adults with developmental disabilities in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin counties.

What does it mean to you to be a woman working in tech?

Being a woman working in tech means to be better every day.

First, being better at my work. Second, being better at confronting and educating others about their privileges and biases, and my own. Finally, being as inclusive as I can with whatever part of the product I’m working on, and making sure it’s a great experience for as many people as possible.

What is your favorite Campaign Monitor value and why?

Care About Why.

As a designer, we create things every day, but often within a set of constraints. Knowing where within those constraints to make a feature perform well is very important to me.

Shamita Jayakumar, Senior Marketing Manager

What is your proudest achievement at Campaign Monitor?

Expanding paid programs to more channels and improving reporting to include sales data in addition to self-service. Also, bringing CAC down and making paid programs more efficient.

What does it mean to you to be a woman working in tech?

I am surrounded by other strong and brilliant women who understand it’s an uphill battle but are willing to stick it out and make a change in the industry.

The women I work with are some of the most steadfast and intelligent I know and they are aware that they deserve a seat at the table along with many of their male counterparts.

What is your favorite Campaign Monitor value and why?

Create The Change You Want.

I think it’s imperative in start-up culture to be a self-starter and this value really speaks to me and the kind of people I want to work with. A great team is comprised of movers and shakers who have innovative ideas who can act upon them themselves and know what to do to get a project up and running.

Whether it’s related to business goals or company culture, the best way to get something done is to be the catalyst!

Wrap up

These inspiring women are just a few of the many super smart, talented, and amazing women we work with every day. To meet more of the women of Campaign Monitor, see our posts from 2016 and 2015.

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