Lesbians Who Tech


About

Lesbians Who Tech is a Community of Queer Women in or around tech, and the people who love them. We create a culture of vibrant inclusion when we make spaces for ourselves and others to be influential. If we have a larger share of privilege, we show allied pride by making space to support others. We show pride when we hire people, finance projects, create opportunities, and share resources. We show pride when we work to move our community forward, together.


Additional Information

Is your group free to join? Yes

Collaboration Goals To Be More Visible To Each Other We all know that familiar feeling of meeting someone in a work setting, knowing she’s a lesbian, and trying to work it into a conversation and make that connection. We’re about making that happen: connecting lesbians and building a network of colleagues, associates and friends in the industry. To Be More Visible To Others Outside of Ellen, Rosie, Melissa, and now Tammy, what other mainstream lesbian role models can most people name? We need more examples of lesbian leaders and that means we need to come out as the amazing, successful people we are. To Get More Women And Lesbians In Technology Lesbians are women first, and right now women are some of the most gifted folks in technology, yet there are far fewer of us than there should be (women account for 1 in 15 people in STEM fields). Because there aren’t enough women, women are rarely quoted as experts by the mainstream media and blogs, on panels, etc. And add the element of being lesbian, it’s equally important for us to represent women, and out women, for our communities. To Connect Lesbians Who Tech To LGBTQ And Women’s Organizations Who Are Doing Incredible Work For Community There are so many groups who are fighting for our rights, and they need our support. Lesbians Who Tech provides a platform to raise awareness of their work and connect these organizations to queer women in the tech community.

Resources Do you identify as LGBTQ or gender nonconforming? Do you want to learn how to code? If yes, we are looking to fund your coding tuition by 50%. To apply, tell us where you want to learn, when your ideal cohort begins, and how much the program costs.

Lesbians Who Tech + Allies SF 2017 Recap Video

Features

  • Lesbians Who Tech is a global community of 30,000 gender non-conforming, LGBTQ women+allies in tech.
  • Founder Leanne Pittsford is an entrepreneur, investor, and thought leader at the intersection of technology and diversity.
  • Nobody "has to be" a lesbian to be in this community. We use the term to honor those who crossed a firewall with it.
  • Womens' Programs
  • STEM Programs
  • Free

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