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!
Code for Progress brings women and people of color into the code workforce through holistic investment in their technical training and a community of support. By intentionally removing barriers to technological training, Code for Progress cultivates a growing community of diverse professionals who have the technical skills and cultural competency to bring innovation to non-profits, government and private industry.Website Twitter
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
Georgetown University Women Who Code (GUWWC) is an organization for women at Georgetown want to learn code and for those who already code. We teach on-campus lectures, our mentors meet in small groups with students, and we host social and professional events to expose students to the many opportunities for women to pursue academic and professional paths in technology.Website Twitter
Are you a woman* who loves programming and has been searching for a similar bunch of ladies to eat cupcakes and discuss code with? Are you happier discussing Ruby** than rubies over coffee? If so, you’ve come to the right place! We meet at least once a month to hack on projects, give casual 5-minute lightning talks, ask all of our technical questions, and toss around ideas together. It's a great way to make new friends, and to bounce ideas off each other to keep improving our coding skills. Think of it as a book club for coders. Yes, there will be tasty treats of the baked variety with coffee, tea, and juice (for the caffeine-averse). On hacknights, we have delicious pizza for all of your om-ing and nom-ing needs. We'd also love to bring in some interesting lady speakers, so let us know if you have anything you'd like to hear or talk about!Website Twitter
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