March 06, 2020 | Inside Thomson Reuters
#BeYouAtTR: Celebrating Women’s Achievements
Celebrating achievements and increasing visibility are two pillars forging this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) #EachforEqual theme. In honor of IWD, we’d like you to meet the women of Thomson Reuters we’ve celebrated and the voices we’ve amplified with our #BeYouAtTR social campaign (so far!):
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Meet Laura, a Data Scientist, Woman in Technology, and Superhero Mom.
“The efforts to increase female leadership in tech are encouraging. When we can see ourselves in our leaders, we feel more empowered and confident.”
For young women breaking into the tech industry, “If the passion is there, they should go for it as they have nothing to lose. By focusing on the positive and recognizing their accomplishments, it will ensure that women do not feel underqualified and can overcome the so-called “impostor syndrome” that can “potentially hinder their progress.”
Meet Bebi, a first-generation college graduate and Content Specialist in FindLaw.
“I'm proud to be the first person in my family to go to college. My family moved to the United States to give my sister and I a better education. While this opportunity for education has had its pressures, I was motivated by the possibilities and potential for my future.
The motivation and support of my family ultimately brought me to Thomson Reuters and is what pushes me to do more than just "work". I wanted to join a fast-paced, global company with a growth mindset, and that is what I found. I am encouraged every day to learn and ask questions continuously. Being a part of the FindLaw team, I'm supported by leaders and colleagues both on my team and across the company. I am proud to work here - and when I tell my parents stories about what I do and the people I work with, they're proud of me too.”
Meet Andrea, a Client Success Communications Specialist and Co-Chair of Pride@Work.
“I am a queer, trans woman, and I've had both empowering and affirming experiences that are a celebration of my progress; I'm proud of where I am today.
I advocate for the progress of the LGBTQ+ community through Pride@Work. Thomson Reuters recognizes that you bring your whole self to work; you don't need to hide a part of your identity. Whether you're a part of the LGBTQ+, a single parent, a person of color or living with a mental health condition, you're celebrated and welcome for being who you are. At TR, we want you - all of you - to be here.”
Meet Kate, a Software Engineer.
“I was excited about engineering, but I was intimidated. We look to others who look like us, and if there aren't women in tech leadership roles, young girls have no one to aspire to be.
Working at Thomson Reuters, we're committed to not only hiring women, but getting women into leadership. I want to move into a leadership role one day to represent and alleviate the feeling of not belonging or not being enough; the impostor syndrome women in tech often feel. I want to share my story to let women - especially young girls - know they belong in STEM.”
Read Kate’s latest blog post here.
Meet Janet, a Senior Tax Analyst, Black Employee Network member, & Membership and Engagement Lead of the Global Business Resource Group.
"Growing up during a time of change and increased racial awareness, I began to see myself as an agent of change. It's my mission to make sure everyone is comfortable in the skin they're in. I love working at Thomson Reuters because of the commitment to diversity and inclusion. We get people involved, and no matter who you are, there are resource groups available to you. There is always someone or someplace to go to make you comfortable as an employee."