4 WEEKS TO REFLECT, RESEARCH, ENVISION & ASK
Every year the weeks leading up to review were one of our most stressful times especially at the beginning of our careers at ThoughtWorks. There was abundance of information but we didn’t know where to start. We thought it might be useful to share with you this handy journal based on our personal experiences of what worked for us: right from collecting the feedback up until the presentation.
This guide is very much a trial. We would like some quick feedback on our prototype before we could release it to a wider audience.
HOW TO USE THE JOURNAL
1. download & print
Print the journal on an A4 sheet preferably with back to back settings
Complete the journal. There are 4 sections: reflect, research, envision and ask.
3. GIVE FEEDBACK
Email your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK
Women are under-represented in Software industry. Lack of role models/mentors meant that we wouldn't receive the same amount of compensation, opportunities or promotions that our male peers receive because people make assumptions based on harmful stereotypes.
As women, we're told time and again to "just ask for what you want". Yet, we were clueless about approaching difficult situation like asking for a raise or promotion. This guide is essential in bridging this gap. We worked on our first prototype for a 4 week journal that will help layout the steps, articulate your pitch to approach your review with confidence.
Your feedback will help us to make the journal even more effective.
Good luck for your review!
Praveena (@praveenasekhar) & Sara (@SaraMichelazzo )