The company I co-founded, Envato, recently won the title of Australia’s Coolest Company for Women - a new accolade from careers website Job Advisor. We were very happy to receive the award and the affirmation that people are noticing the work we’re doing together to build a company where women are safe, welcomed and empowered to be their best selves. It shouldn’t be rare, but it still is. And it made me reflect on what a cool company for women means in 2015. There’s the obvious (though still too rare): Pay equity. Flexible working. Maternity leave. Equal opportunities for promotion and development. And the less obvious: Eye contact. Respectful exchanges, face to face. Colleagues that demand the best and don’t tolerate complacency. The ability to bring your whole self to work - imperfections, passions, quirks - and feel at home. At Envato some of our coolest stories come from our community of designers and developers. These are women and men all over the world who are building a life doing what they love. I’ve seen women transform their family and community using earnings from our digital marketplace. Enabling these transformations is what gets me out of bed each day. This is a mirror
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