Lesbians Who Tech is a Community of Queer Women in or around tech (and the people who love them).
Lesbians Who Tech (and allies) European Summit – Lesbians Who Tech is hosting our first-ever annual Summit in Berlin from August 28th – 30th in an effort to bring together queer women in tech (and allies), a group that is rarely represented in either of the communities of which they are a part – the tech community or the LGBT community – for the most unique technology conference ever. August 27-30, 2015
Why Lesbians Who Tech?
To Be More Visible To Each Other
We all know that familiar feeling of meeting someone in a work setting, knowing she’s a lesbian, and trying to work it into a conversation and make that connection. We’re about making that happen: connecting lesbians and building a network of colleagues, associates and friends in the industry.
To Be More Visible To Others
Outside of Ellen, Rosie, Melissa, and now Tammy, what other mainstream lesbian role models can most people name? We need more examples of lesbian leaders and that means we need to come out as the amazing, successful people we are.
To Get More Women And Lesbians In Technology
Lesbians are women first, and right now women are some of the most gifted folks in technology, yet there are far fewer of us than there should be (women account for 1 in 15 people in STEM fields). Because there aren’t enough women, women are rarely quoted as experts by the mainstream media and blogs, on panels, etc. And add the element of being lesbian, it’s equally important for us to represent women, and out women, for our communities.
To Connect Lesbians Who Tech To LGBTQ And Women’s Organizations Who Are Doing Incredible Work For Community
There are so many groups who are fighting for our rights, and they need our support. Lesbians Who Tech provides a platform to raise awareness of their work and connect these organizations to queer women in the tech community.
Lesbians Who Tech European Summit
Our promise to you: THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL TECH CONFERENCE.
Check out this incredible BuzzFeed article.
The Summit stretches over four days featuring a diverse number of activities and experience. During the conference we will be hosting a variety of events including bike rides, dinners and a hackathon.
We will highlight incredible queer women who have paved the way for a more equal workplace and society, as well as the next generation of technical leaders.
You’ll hear from the amazing queer women who have paved the way, the women leading the way in tech today, and the incredible queer women who are the next generation of technical leaders. We’ll also have a Demo Session, in which you’ll hear the amazing tech innovations our members are working on, rated by our esteemed panel of judges.
- Meetings and events with the coolest technology companies and organization in Berlin.
- Bonding and lifelong friendship with an amazing group of women.
- Did I mention Berlin is basically one of my favorites places in the world?! #BESTPLACEEVER.