March 12 Livestream! The Critique Process: Depersonalizing Work Product Review

We’ve done research into best practices for product teams and we’re sharing our results, best practices, and checklists with you.

February 6 Livestream! Team Onboarding Checklist

We’ve done research into best practices for onboarding team members for product teams and we’re sharing our results, best practices, and checklist with you.

“Jerk” Livestream on January 9, 2020!

Join us live on YouTube on January 9th at 10:00am Pacific/1:00pm Eastern to learn the 15 valuing behaviors and 15 “Jerk” behaviors that help us feel valued or not.

WITOps at Grace Hopper Oct 2nd, 2019!

Karen Holtzblatt and Carol Farnsworth will be presenting “Best Practices in Critique: How HCI Professionals Can Improve the Culture for Women in Tech” on October 2nd.

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Women in technology leave the industry at a higher rate than any other profession.
At WITops we conduct deep research into what women love about work and what they don’t. Then we use our research-driven framework and best-practice interventions to achieve better retention and work life culture for women in technology.

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Research: Onboarding

Research: Onboarding

Team Onboarding: The first step in helping women thrive is making sure they are set up for success starting on day one. The Team Onboarding Checklist has been tried by managers across multiple companies. We will roll it out along with services in April 2020.

Don’t Be a Jerk!

Don’t Be a Jerk!

One of our “Ops” is what we call “The Valuing and Jerk Project”. We are investigating what exact behaviors contribute to feeling valued in the workplace? What behaviors push us away?

Design Critiques

Design Critiques

Design critiques are central to maker professions. However, 80% of women lose self esteem when criticized. Learn what our research shows about how to do team design critiques while also including everyone and making them feel valued in the process.

Interventions: Making Teams Work

Interventions: Making Teams Work

Our team techniques help to minimize conflict, bias and interpersonal friction. Volunteer your team to be part of the Living Lab. Try out and co-invent best practices.

How to Help

Partner with Us! We partner with individuals, organizations, universities, and companies that are dedicated to and passionate about helping women in technology thrive. Volunteer your time or donate to support our initiatives. 

Volunteer Call: Enlist your team to try out our team techniques designed to reduce bias, bullying, and conflict between team members?  Sign up to be contacted.

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