About Lesbians Who Tech & Allies

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Lesbians Who Tech & Allies is a community of LGBTQ women, non-binary and trans individuals in and around tech (and the people who support them).

Our Goals

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To Be More Visible to Each Other

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.

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To Be More Visible To Others

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.

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To Get More Women, POC, and Queer and Trans People in Technology

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.

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To Connect Our Community to Other Organizations and Companies that are Doing Incredible Work

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.

Lesbians Who Tech Team

Leanne Pittsford

Leanne Pittsford
(she/her)

CEO & Founder

John Juarez
(he/him)

VP, Sales

Julia Miller: VP, HR & Operations

Julia Miller
(she/her)

VP, HR & Operations

Toni Muñoz
(she/her)

VP, Production & Project Management

Will Lowery

Will Lowery
(he/him)

VP of Product

Pilar Andrus

Pilar Andrus
(she/her)

Chief of Staff

Shawanda Greene
(she/her)

Director of Finance

Anni Lundy
(she/her)

Director of Digital Marketing

Ashley Bedell
(she/her)

Creative Director

Brian Corliss: Sales and Operations Manager

Brian Corliss
(he/him)

Sales and Operations Manager

Meghan Lewis: Sr Director of Sales

Meghan Lewis
(she/her)

Senior Director of Sales

Nick Charbonneau

Nick Charbonneau
(he/him)

Senior Product Manager

Jen Huls: WordPress Developer

Jen Huls
(she/her)

WordPress Engineer

David Gardner
(he/him)

Software Engineer

Rika Ciminieri

Rika Ciminieri
(she/her)

Frontend Engineer

Community Inclusion

Do I Have to Be a Lesbian to Join?

No — One of the best things about our community is its diversity. Our 100,000 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.

I’m an ally and/or someone who has resources to share.
How can I help?

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 SquadJobs.com and hiring from our network, financing projects, and sharing networks. You can also reach out to sponsor@lesbianswhotech.org to talk about how you can work together with us.