DCFemTech was founded in 2014 in an effort to amplify the efforts of women in tech organizations. It is a collective, brought to life by the many, many women and minorities in DC tech organizations that it represents. Over the years, we’ve grown to include more than a dozen member organizations and supporting groups. As our community began to grow, we listened to members’ needs. We expanded to welcome any woman who was interested in lowering the barriers to entry for women in tech and who wanted to play a role in shaping this supportive, inclusive ecosystem.
Members are affiliated with organizations with women attendance that is 50% or higher; who have a focus on technology; and have a primary focus in the mission statement about diversity. For any questions on how to become a member please email us!
We are focused on providing women with tangible programming skills to expand their career opportunities. We are made up of a lot of study groups that learn anything in the "full stack" of development (aka from the very back end of coding involving networks and security, to the front end involving scripting and styling). Whether you love Python or are trying to learn anything you can - we are a group that allows you to pick and choose whatever fits your learning style!Website Twitter
Women Who Tech is a diverse network of 10,000 entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, and industry leaders. We bring women together who are breaking new ground in technology and the startup sector. Since 2008, we've produced several Women Who Tech TeleSummits packed with some of the most thought-provoking discussions led by Arianna Huffington of Huffington Post, startup investor Joanne Wilson, WordPress usability expert Jane Wells of Automattic, Shaherose Charania of Founders Labs and Women 2.0, and more. In 2015 we launched the The Women Startup Challenge, one of the largest initiatives to bring together top early-stage women-led startups, that showcases and helps fund women-led ventures. In partnership with Craig Newmark of craigslist and craigconnects, the Women Startup Challenge has one goal: to disrupt a culture and economy that has made it exceedingly difficult for women entrepreneurs to access capital. Only 7% of all investor money goes to women-led startups. The Women Startup Challenge wants to crush this dismal stat.Website Twitter Facebook
Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) is a non-profit that promotes the development, advancement, and inclusion of women in security and privacy. WISP initiatives include education and skills development, mentoring, student scholarships, and networking opportunities. WISP has chapters in San Francisco, Dublin, London, New York, and Washington DC.Website Twitter Facebook
The Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit passionate about helping and empowering women to succeed in the Cybersecurity field. We are a community of women supporting each other through every step of her career journey. Whether you're transitioning to cybersecurity, just entering the field, or are a seasoned vet, our top-notch hands-on technical training and workshops provide the practical skills that translate into real world experience.Website Twitter
Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community in DC and other cities around the world. We empower aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other.Website