Lesbians Who Tech Launches Online Series in Response to COVID

Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Announce: Your (Not IRL) Squad Series 

(March 25, 2020) — Lesbians Who Tech & Allies announces its “ (Not IRL) Squad Series,” bringing its community the content it loves in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The Squad Series will bring together Lesbians Who Tech & Allies’ favorite speakers for intimate conversations, workshops and sessions focused on technology trends, career growth, and personal wellness. This comes weeks after Lesbians Who Tech & Allies made the difficult decision to postpone its flagship San Francisco Summit. 

Lesbians Who Tech is launching a new streaming series after the difficult decision to cancel its annual San Francisco Summit. (Image credit: Lesbians Who Tech)

“It’s important that LGBTQ people have a direct connection to the larger queer community, and we are helping make that happen with our Squad Series. It’s never been more vital,” said Leanne Pittsford, Founder and CEO of Lesbians Who Tech & Allies. “We made the difficult decision to postpone our San Francisco Summit and immediately got to work on how we can bring our community the programming and connection they need right now in this difficult time.”

“Your (Not IRL) Squad Series” is perfect for beginning, mid-level and executive LGBTQ+ women, non-binary and trans individuals, and allies. Some of the early programmings will include technology trends, coding classes, recruitment basics, meditation workshops, workout classes, and all things queer. Lesbians Who Tech & Allies will be tapping some of its favorite speakers to bring its community the inspiration and togetherness it needs right now. Social distancing doesn’t have to mean you lose your community and culture.

For more info on “Your (Not IRL) Squad Series,” sign up for our newsletter: lesbianswhotech.org/signup 

Lesbians Who Tech & Allies is comprised of 50,000 LGBTQ women, non-binary and trans individuals, people of color, and allies in tech from over 40 cities worldwide. In just six years, Lesbians Who Tech & Allies has become the largest LGBTQ technology community in the world, committed to visibility, intersectionality, and changing the face of technology. It’s summits are a unique type of conference, culture, and community where attendees can have hula hoop contests and good hair while hearing from speakers who build rocket ships, cure cancer, and serve in some of the highest ranks in government. Most recently, Lesbians Who Tech & Allies launched the beta version of include.io, a hiring and jobs platform for underrepresented techies.

Beyond Summits, Lesbians Who Tech & Allies’ programmatic work includes a coding scholarship for LGBTQ women and non-binary and trans techies:  the Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship Fund — a mentoring program: “Bring a Lesbian to Work Day” — and a leadership program: #LWTSQUAD — focused on supporting the community as they level up their careers. Lesbians Who Tech & Allies is not just creating communities. It’s pushing the tech sector to be more inclusive and changing the face of the entire tech industry.

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About Lesbians Who Tech & Allies:

Lesbians Who Tech & Allies is the largest LGBTQ technology community in the world — committed to visibility, intersectionality, and changing the face of technology. We are 50,000 LGBTQ women, people of color, non-binary and trans people, and allies in tech in 40+ cities worldwide. Over 6,000 women and gender-nonconforming people in tech attended our 2019 San Francisco Summit, making us the largest professional LGBTQ event in the world.


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