I say “Come build React Native with us!” instead of saying “React Native experience required”. “Come build ____ with us” is really inclusive and welcoming language. I’m also intentional about the skills required – you must be able to write React Native code, but I know that you don’t necessarily need to have used that specific framework before in order to be able to write it. There is a wide variety of experience that candidates could have had that would prepare them well for using React Native.
I’ve seen great results – 80% of my applications received from this post were from women! So I have little sympathy when others blame their lack of female applicants on the “pipeline” or other vague systemic issues. I think they’re avoiding taking responsibility for their own work, which is a habit you can’t get away with in startups.