Building a technology community that is committed to diversity, empowerment, and entrepreneurship.
Women In Tech NJ & NY was launched 4 years ago with a focus on developing multicultural "tech savvy" women. The global community engages in year-round activities that foster technology, diversity, empowerment, and entrepreneurship. Members include professionals such as data scientists, security professionals, engineers, developers, project managers, technology leaders, and entrepreneurs, just to name a few.
Alexandra Duboy, Data Scientist:
Women in male-dominated fields need to lift one another up. WIT, as my support group, has helped me realize my own potential. It also allowed me to give back that same empowerment to others of all ages. Due to the network of women, WIT opened opportunities to me I would not have accessed otherwise. I love having them as a home base and brainstorming together with our collective tech skill-set.
Are you looking to stay relevant of emerging tech trends to advance your career or grow your startup? Join us at upcoming virtual bootcamps, summits, and conferences to hear about Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Networking, Coding, Health IT, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Lifestyle events.
Interested in presenting or sponsoring our events? Feel free to contact our WIT Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flexable is a Pittsburgh based company that offers flexible childcare solutions and virtual babysitting nationwide.
Flexable provides backup childcare virtually to support working parents during and beyond COVID. The company was started by two moms on a mission to make work and life fit better for professional parents. Both women dealt with the struggles of wanting a career, to attend networking opportunities, and the ability to attend events while also being the best parent possible. They were determined to change the childcare industry to fit the realities of being a working parent and support adults who have both career and family goals.
In March of 2020, after experiencing and seeing the effects of COVID-19 on working parents, Flexable launched Virtual Childcare to help working parents continue to make Life + Work Fit. By offering virtual babysitting options that could be accessed on-demand, it provides parents with one less worry when they have a meeting or phone call. It provides an opportunity for a much needed break during the day.
A bit more about Virtual Childcare...
Virtual childcare is a safe, new way to take care of children while parents take care of other things in life. Similar to traditional childcare, Flexable's Virtual Childcare services employ fully vetted, background checked, and insured Virtual Hosts to provide high quality, safe, and engaging care to children ages 3-10.
The entire team is strong-working, empathetic, and justice-oriented with a deep understanding of the struggles of working parents and a passion to help take the burden of working while caring for a child off of parents' shoulders. Flexable hosts log on for virtual babysitting from coast to coast using their talents to entertain children ages 3 -10. Flexable hosts can hold your children accountable for completing their homework, can entertain and engage them through activities like magic or crafts.
CEO Priya Amin is quoted as saying, "We are committed to making Life + Work Fit for the parents we serve and our entire team. By offering virtual babysitting options, we hope to help working parents take back more of their time while their kids learn and have fun!"
Tech:NYC is an engaged network of tech leaders working to foster a dynamic, diverse, and creative New York. We bring together New Yorkers to support a successful technology ecosystem, attract and retain top-tier talent, and celebrate New York and the companies that call it home. Tech:NYC mobilizes the expertise and resources of the tech sector to work with city and state government on policies that ensure New York's innovation economy thrives. Join us today.
Our members encompass any woman that embraces the role that technology plays in her career, business, and life.
WHAT WE DO
WE ARE WOMEN IN TECH
Our mission is to empower, engage, and educate women in tech. We have a unique opportunity to unite and support each other. We encourage any woman that celebrates technology to join our effort.
We will be offering many opportunities to network with other women in tech. We encourage one on one connecting as well as at our meetup events.
Our goal as a non-profit is to fundraise to provide opportunities for education. Continuing education, bootcamps, scholarships, and grants.
The ultimate goal of this group is to empower each and every women that values the role that technology plays in her life.
WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN US?
We are better together. We need each other. Bottomline – statistics show that we need more women in tech. The roles are lopsided and our goal is to help provide a more even environment. We know that women led businesses perform better. We also know that we need more women in tech. Join us because we are better together.We are better together. We need each other. Bottomline – statistics show that we need more women in tech. The roles are lopsided and our goal is to help provide a more even environment. We know that women led businesses perform better. We also know that we need more women in tech. Join us because we are better together.
- Women account for only 20% of the bachelor's degrees conferred in engineering, computer science, and physics.
- Regardless of specific area of technology, only about 25% of these positions are held by women. (National Center for Educational Statistics)
- And, while women represent almost half of the US workforce, just 5% are CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and that number expands only slightly when looking at Fortune 1000 companies. (Pew Research)