Ariane Khachatourians talks about the DrupalChix group for Women in Drupal. She talks about some of the issues that come up at the Birds of a Feather discussion at DrupalCon including confidence and protocols for dealing with sexism either within their workplace or local Drupal community. Again, since there's no official hierarchy within the Drupal Community for dealing with these issues, they spend time working on fleshing out the guidelines for IRC and providing one-on-one support if issues do come up either in the DrupalChix group on g.d.o. or within the #drupalchix IRC channel.
There's been some talk of setting up more formal mentoring, but other than that there's no official mandate or direction that Drupalchix is headed as it's mainly a social and support group that meets face-to-face at DrupalCon and in some of the larger Drupal communities.
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