Description

Lesbians Who Tech & Allies is a community for LGBTQ+ women, non-binary, trans, and allies working on tech. Their mission is to connect like-minded individuals and build a network of colleagues and friends in the tech industry.

By joining this community, you will be part of a network that fights for the rights of unrepresented tech professionals. Besides, it's a great place to connect with startups and companies embracing diversity in the workplace.

They host an annual virtual summit with 100+ sessions hosted by techies and leaders from all over the world. Tickets are free and include access to event keynotes, chat and networking spaces, and career fairs.

Moreover, if you're looking to expand your professional network, they have a VIP ticket to offer. It costs $399 and includes matching opportunities with leaders working in your field. In addition, this premium ticket allows you to access exclusive workshops and coding scholarships.

But also, the community offers job opportunities beyond annual summits. If you're looking for a new job in the tech industry, they have partnerships with inclusive companies building diverse teams. It's a great opportunity to find a job in your field that matches your profile. Besides, you can leverage these spaces to advance your career in an open and inclusive work environment.

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Details

  • Membership
    Free Community
  • Year Founded
    2013
  • Founders
  • Amount of members
    70,000
  • Online Group
    Yes
  • Job board
    Yes
  • Language
    English
  • Method
    In Person, Virtual
Benefits

Join an LGBTQ+ tech community:
They are open to all identities but centering on those who are the most unrepresented inside the industry. So even if you're coming from a place of privilege, you can participate. As they work together to promote visibility and inclusion, everyone who is looking to impact the future of the tech industry is welcome.

Attend annual summits:
With job fairs, expert-led talks, and networking spaces, these events are great to connect with colleagues and learn from industry leaders. You will learn, grow your skills, and put hands-on work with workshops and practical activities.

Job opportunities:
The events they host are excellent places to find new opportunities in your field. They have partnerships with companies hiring diverse teams, and also matching programs to connect you with leaders. These spaces are essential to building a professional network around people looking to hire individuals with your skills.

Requirements

No requirements.

Place

Learning Events

They host an annual summit, where thousands of professionals join to learn, grow, and support each other. These events are free, but you can also purchase a VIP ticket if you're interested in deeper learning and networking.

VIP costs $399 and includes access to workshops, networking sessions with leaders, and exclusive scholarships.

Summits are great to meet other people working in the industry and connect with leaders and companies in your field. They organize Squad Matching sessions, where you'll be introduced to 4 other leaders to learn from each other and share.

Networking Events

If you're an event attendee, you can stay connected with colleagues in chat channels. These are excellent spaces to meet other professionals, expand your connections, and share your thoughts.

Besides, they have a Squad Matching program, where VIP members get introduced to other leaders in their fields. You can leverage these programs and spaces to expand your reach and make new friends.

Content Library

They have a resume database restricted for sponsors. If you're looking for new job opportunities, request your spot in the database to expand your reach. In addition, if you're part of a company hiring, it's an excellent resource to find talent in the tech industry.

Benefits with other companies

They partner with companies looking to build diverse teams. To apply for job opportunities, you can join include and register for summits to connect with hiring leaders.

Impact/ESG

The community offers a coding scholarship to help women and other underrepresented groups build a tech career. They are supported by several partners schools and cover up to 50% of tuition fees.

Quote

"I love improving my code while tuning in to the (Not IRL) Pride Summit. So glad to be a part of the LGBT+ community! Thank you @lesbiantech-Jenny Larson

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