We all know that familiar feeling of meeting someone in a work setting, knowing they’re queer, and trying to work it into a conversation. We’re about making that happen by connecting queer women, non-binary, and trans techies, and by building a network of colleagues and friends in the industry.
We need more examples of queer, female, trans, GNC, and POC leaders. That means we need to come on stage as the amazing, successful people we are.
Right now, women are some of the most gifted folks in technology. Yet there are far fewer of than there should be: Women account for 1 in 5 people in STEM fields. (That stat is even lower for queer women.) Because there aren’t enough women, trans, and GNC people in tech, they are rarely quoted as experts by the mainstream media and blogs, serve on panels, and serve in high positions at top tech companies.
There are so many groups and startups that are fighting for our rights, and they need our support. Lesbians Who Tech & Allies provides a platform to raise awareness of their work, connecting these organizations to queer women, and non-binary and trans people in tech.
No — One of the best things about our community is its diversity. Our 70,000 members are LGBTQ women, non-binary, trans, and gender nonconforming. We also have many other intersecting identities when it comes to race, ethnicity, ability, age, and more. We work together to promote the visibility and inclusion of women, queer people, and others from other backgrounds underrepresented in technology. If you work to move this mission forward, we want you on our team. We welcome allies.
When allies make space for others, they create a culture of vibrant inclusion and allow everyone to have seats at the table. If you are coming from a place of privilege, we appreciate any support you can offer our community. You can do that by becoming a Summit sponsor, joining include.io and hiring from our network, financing projects, and sharing networks. You can also reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about how you can work together with us.