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Top 10 Women in Tech Orgs

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Hey folks, over the past twenty-seven years I've been quietly supporting women's groups, just proceeding on what feels like the right thing to do.

Since I know something about computers and a little about small business, my focus has been on helping girls and women in technology as much as I'm able.

I've compiled a list of some of the Top 10 Women in Tech orgs (in no particular order) for you to check out:

  1.  Anita Borg Institute – Anita Borg Institute seeks to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology, and increase the positive impact of technology on the world’s women.anita borg
  2.  Black Girls Code - Black Girls Code provides young and pre-teen girls of color opportunities to learn in-demand skills in technology and computer programming at a time when they are naturally thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.blackgirlscode
  3.  DC Web Women - DC Web Women promotes women in Web-related careers. DCWW is one of the premier technology organizations located in the Washington metropolitan area. In addition to their many tech seminars, panels, and networking events, DCWW also provides career development classes and workshops.
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  4. Girls In Tech - ‘Girls in Tech’ (GIT) is a global organization focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of influential women in technology. As women with the capacity to inspire and lead, it’s GIT's desire to sustain an organization that focuses on the promotion, growth and success of entrepreneurial and innovative women in the technology space.girlsintech
  5.  Girls Who Code - Girls Who Code works to educate, inspire, and equip young women with the skills and resources to pursue academic and career opportunities in computing fields. Girls Who Code’s vision is to reach gender parity in computing fields. GWC believe this is paramount to ensure the economic prosperity of women, families, and communities across the globe, and to equip citizens with the 21st century tools for innovation and social change. They believe that more girls exposed to computer science at a young age will lead to more women working in the technology and engineering fields.
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  6.  Girl Develop It - Girl Develop It is an international organization, certified by the Board of Education, that exists to provide affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn software development through mentorship and hands-on instruction. By teaching women around the world from diverse backgrounds to learn software development, Girl Develop It can help women improve their careers and confidence in their everyday lives.girldevit
  7.  National Center for Women & Information Technology – NCWIT works to correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing because gender diversity positively correlates with a larger workforce, better innovation, and increased business performance. Increasing the number of women in technology and computing also has the potential to improve the design of products and services to better serve a more diverse population, and increase economic and social well-being by providing more women with stable and lucrative careers.
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  8.  Women In Technology International - WITI's mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity.
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  9.  Women Who Tech - Women Who Tech is a telesummit that brings together talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change. Women Who Tech provides a supportive network for the vibrant and thriving community of women in technology professions by giving women an open platform to share their talents, experiences, and insights.womenwhotech
  10. Women 2.0 – Women 2.0 is a media company at the intersection of women, entrepreneurship and technology. Women 2.0 offers content, community and conferences for aspiring and current innovators in technology. Women 2.0 is not your typical media company, they're constantly driven by the needs of the incredible community. Women 2.0's mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and mentorship. All our programs are open to men and women.
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I'm always on the look out for more women in tech orgs, so feel free to recommend others that you know of in the comments.

17 Responses »

17 Responses to Top 10 Women in Tech Orgs

Claudia Smukler says:

Exceptional Women in Publishing has been around for 15 years. We support women in publishing, media, and technology, all very much related these days. EWIP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Our active volunteer members and board of directors strive to support women in all manner of publications whether print, online, mobile, or other digital media. We also encourage female entrepreneurship, and offer a range of professional development programs through our national and regional events, online communications, mentoring, and research.

Hope that you add EWIP to the list of organizations to support.

Hillary says:

Toronto-based group Dames Making Games (DMG) https://dmg.to is a really amazing not-for-profit focused on women of all ages (not just youth) creating their own games – coding & developing, art, music, sound, the whole deal.

From their site:

"DMG is a non-profit, educational feminist organization dedicated to supporting Dames interested in creating games.

We aim to:
Demonstrate the value of diversity in a broad range of disciplines related to games
Highlight the achievements of diverse Toronto-based gamemakers
Provide a community and venue for dames to confidently explore playing, discussing, and creating games

We welcome all people of any gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, race, religion, ability, nationality, socioeconomic status and immigrant status as members."

Monica says:

I really want to make connections in the technology community. I am in the state of Georgia and I have put together a project to create the Georgia Technology Chamber of Commerce. I begin a local television show here this month and Technology information is the greater purpose for this show. It will air on the local Comcast community stations. I have a full agenda for Technology in the state of Georgia from a different position than that of most, because I am a novice and my interested is directly on the consumer, in addition to the corporate and innovation side of technology. Please do check out the project on the link above. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Jean MacDonald says:

Great list. We started a non-profit this summer called App Camp For Girls, which teaches girls how to brainstorm, design, build and pitch iPhone apps. The girls loved it, and it was a great success. We are planning to expand beyond Portland, Oregon, in Summer 2014, and are recruiting organizers now. There's more info at http://appcamp4girls.com.

Mauricio del Prado Jr says:

@thedrlemon is the twitter handle for Deborah Lemon who is doing great work at the intersection of education and technology, in a very practical way.

pfctdayelise says:

http://adainitiative.org/ The Ada Initiative is a not-for-profit supporting women in open technology and culture. They have helped drive the adoption of anti-harassment policies at many open source conferences, as well as organised several 'AdaCamp' conferences mainly for women in open tech and culture.

Chris says:

I read the title as "Top 10 Women who work in tech organisations".

And I thought "Oh, sweet, maybe there'll be people in the list I can learn from".

But, alas, as a male this list has little relevance to me.

Perhaps a clearer title would have been "Top 10 Organisations for Women in Tech".

In any event, perhaps you could put together the list I thought I'd be reading (content opportunity). IMO, top women in tech are one of the most underrated resources for mentorring and, as an entrepreneur, it's in my nature to identify and leverage under-utilised resources :-).