As unfortunate as the statistics are, the tech industry is still a man’s world – which is why it’s more important than ever to find a support system. The following organizations and businesses offer community, support, mentorship, events, and more for women at any stage in their tech career.
Tech Ladies – Tech Ladies is a worldwide community with 50,000 members and counting. Founded by seasoned techie Allison Esposito Medina, who formerly worked at Google and Foursquare, their mission is to connect women with great job opportunities. The organization connects companies with the best techmakers in the process, while actively providing data and solutions to help end the gender gap and promote equal pay in the digital landscape.
Fairygodboss – This site helps women get the inside scoop on pay, corporate culture, benefits, and work flexibility from a variety of distinguished companies. They also offer company ratings, job listings, discussion boards, and career advice.
PowerToFly – PowerToFly was launched to connect Fortune 500 companies and high-growth startups with women who are looking to work for companies that value inclusion, flexibility, and gender diversity. Their job search and sourcing tools assist in reaching talent pools of underrepresented female-identifying engineers while building a pipeline of vetted women in tech.
Ladies Get Paid – LGP is a private online Slack group with 40,000 members worldwide. They believe in women getting paid what they deserve, and they provide the tools, resources, and community to help them negotiate for equal pay and leadership in the workplace.
Freelancing Females – This private Facebook group includes over 20,000 freelancers coming from diverse backgrounds and roles. The idea is to build a community to share tips and knowledge while discovering new ways to freelance. Their mission revolves around supporting women on their quest of redefining the 9-5 trope by sharing jobs, creating resources, and encouraging meaningful conversation about the future of work.
Dreamers Doers – This is another private Facebook group, but it isn’t just for freelancers – full-time and part-time jobs are shared frequently as well. This community is chock full of entrepreneurial women providing resources, advice, education, and networking opportunities.
Ellevate Network – This global network is meant to foster a community of professional women who meet online or at in-person events to help each other take the next step in their career.
The Wing – The Wing is a network of coworking and community spaces designed for women. They create chic and curated spaces where members can feel safe and empowered to create, connect, and generate opportunities. Their mission is to encourage and grow the professional, social, civic, and economic advancement of women through community. They throw fun and interesting events regularly and have many locations throughout the U.S.
The Riveter – These female-forward workspaces and community centers were built to improve the dynamic for women entrepreneurs, freelancers, and everyone in between. They offer desk spaces to create, daily programming to cultivate skills, movement studios with daily classes, meditation rooms, and a full program of career-related conversations and workshops.
Wherever you are in your career, support and encouragement are vital to navigating (and surviving) the tech industry. Which resources for women in tech would you add to this list? Tweet us @SaneBox and let us know which ones we missed.