The Hotjar team doing the Choose To Challenge gesture, with the hashtag on top.

International Women's Day: Hotjar chooses to challenge

March 8, 2021 by Mohannad Ali

Dear Hotjar community,

Today, March 8th, we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day together. As part of that celebration, we made a short video to shine a spotlight on the remarkable women who contribute to Hotjar’s success.

At Hotjar, inclusivity and equality are a core part of our identity. Unfortunately, we live in a world where women fight an uphill battle for equal rights, opportunities, and treatment. Moreover, our industry—the Tech industry—has been particularly hostile and problematic for women and other underrepresented groups.

This year we're participating in the #ChooseToChallenge campaign as a symbol of Hotjar's commitment to contribute to a more just and inclusive world. We hope that by showcasing some of the wide range of jobs held by women here at Hotjar, we might help inspire women and businesses everywhere and in every industry.

It’s no longer acceptable to simply ‘not play a part’ in the injustice that women face every day, but rather, it is a must that all of us—especially allies—call out and challenge gender bias and inequality. It’s our joint responsibility to fight for gender equality and to create safe environments and equal opportunities for people of all genders.

Note: we feature both technical and non-technical roles in this video. That’s intentional. While we’re actively involved in trying to increase representation in STEM roles (cough, we’re hiring, cough), we don't want to be exclusionary in an event that’s all about inclusion.

Mohannad_Ali
Mohannad Ali

Mohannad is currently Chief Product & Technology Officer at Hotjar, leading the technology & product development teams. Mohannad has over a decade of experience in technology, and before joining Hotjar he was VP Engineering at HelloFresh.