Model View Culture

Model View Culture

"Model View Culture is an independent media platform covering technology, culture and diversity. It aims to present compelling cultural and social critique, highlight the work and achievement of diverse communities in tech, and explore the use of technology for social justice.

Minority Tech

Minority Tech

"Anjuan Simmons explores the answer to this question in Minority Tech: Journaling Through Blackness and Technology. The book is an essay anthology of the author's online and print works organized around the themes of Blackness, technology, diversity, and our collective humanity.

Lady Loves Code

Lady Loves Code

"LLC is a fast growing blog, podcast, forum, and weekly Twitter chat for female developers and allies. They encourage inclusiveness and ensure beginners feel welcome and supported.

Tech by Superwomen

Tech by Superwomen

"In this blog and newsletter, discover and share what's inspiring, motivating and moving women forward in the tech community.

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code

"Girls Who Code programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

CodeNow

CodeNow

"CodeNow teaches computer programming to underrepresented high school youth. Workshops are held on the weekend at local tech companies, where students receive instruction from industry leading software engineers.

Square Code Camp

Square Code Camp

"Code camp offers immersive programs that introduce dynamic and diverse high school students to careers in engineering and technology, and help female college students to pursue careers in computer science after college

Code and Cupcakes

Code and Cupcakes

"This Chicago-based beginning coding workshop for mothers and daughters is led by a professional web designer/developer and her own daughter. Use this site to learn more about the program, or register for a workshop.

PowertoFly

PowertoFly

"Focused on getting more women in tech, PowertoFly connect women to jobs that allow for work life balance.

Latinas in STEM

Latinas in STEM

"Latinas in STEM aims to inspire and empower Latinas to pursue, thrive and advance in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) fields. The organization offer a variety of programs for youth and adults, and was established by a group of MIT Latina alumnae.

Kapor Center

Kapor Center

"The Kapor Center for Social Impact relentlessly pursues creative strategies that will leverage information technology for positive social impact. The Kapor Center primarily works with underrepresented communities, focusing on gap-closing endeavors.

Girl Geek Dinners

Girl Geek Dinners

"The mission of Girl Geek Dinners is to break down old fashioned social stereotypes, identify routes around barriers to entry for anyone to get into technology, encourage and nurture those interested in technology, support those currently in the industry and work together to figure out the issues and the solutions, and to include men, women and children in this journey.

Girl Develop It

Girl Develop It

"Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide affordable and judgment-free opportunities for women interested in learning web and software development. Through in-person classes and community support, Girl Develop It helps women of diverse backgrounds achieve their technology goals and build confidence in their careers and their every day lives.

Geek Girl Carrots

Geek Girl Carrots

"Geek Girls Carrots is a global organization focused on connecting, learning and inspiring women in Tech and IT. GGC creates community by organizing meetings, workshops, and other events which gather people to share their knowledge and experience.

Lean In

Lean In

"Lean In is focused on encouraging women to pursue their ambitions, and changing the conversation from what women can’t do to what women can do.

digital undivided

digital undivided

"Digital undevided actively works to disrupt pattern-matching in tech by identifying, training and supporting high performing black women founders of tech enabled companies.

DevChix

DevChix

"DevChix aims to provide a healthy and safe community for women in software development, provide support and encouragement by creating a network of trusted people, educate about the need to have more women in the community, and provide mentoring and financial assistance to current and future women software developers

Women Who Code

Women Who Code

"Women Who Code is a global 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in tech careers.

Levo League

Levo League

"Levo arms you with the tools to develop your talent, build connections with peers, mentors, and jobs, and stay inspired day in and day out as you grow and develop.

Hackbright Academy

Hackbright Academy

"Hackbright Academy is the leading software engineering school for women founded in San Francisco in 2012. The academy graduates more female engineers than Stanford and UC Berkeley each year.

Hack the Hood

Hack the Hood

"Hack the Hood is an award-winning non-profit that introduces low-income youth of color to careers in tech by hiring and training them to build websites for real small businesses in their own communities.

Girls In Tech

Girls In Tech

"Girls in Tech is a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of influential women in technology and entrepreneurship. GIT focuses on the promotion, growth and success of entrepreneurial and innovative women in the technology space.

CODE2040

CODE2040

"CODE2040 is a nonprofit organization that creates pathways to educational, professional, and entrepreneurial success in technology for underrepresented minorities with a specific focus on Blacks and `/as. CODE2040 aims to close the achievement, skills, and wealth gaps in the United States.

Black Girls Code

Black Girls Code

"Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in various programming languages.

She Codes

She Codes

"She Codes is a social coding school for women. Their mission is to educate women and girls to create the next wave of skilled female technologists, inspire change by encouraging gender parity in tech, and foster social coding and collaboration.

Girl Geek Academy

Girl Geek Academy

"Girl Geek Academy's mission is to increase the number of women with technology skills. Girl Geeks around the world are invited to learn and teach through workshops, intensive weekends, online courses, hackathons and makerfests.

Gap Jumpers

GapJumpers

"GapJumpers hosts blind screening challenges to attract more diverse talent, and ensure that gender, education, background, etc. don't get in the way of being hired.

Django Girls

Django Girls

"Django Girls is a non-profit organization that empowers and helps women to organize free, one-day programming workshops by providing tools, resources and support.

ClojureBridge

ClojureBridge

"ClojureBridge aims to increase diversity within the Clojure community by offering free, beginner-friendly Clojure programming workshops for women.
"Kate Heddleston's blog series takes a look at a variety of problems with engineering and tech environments that are hindering attempts to create diverse teams. This blog discusses why diversity matters, how environments affect us, why we need to talk about them, and how can they hurt diversity.
"CODE documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. The film highlights breakthrough efforts that are producing more diverse programmers and shows how this critical gap can be closed. CODE asks: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code and how do we get there?
April 19, 2015
"This article discusses sexism and the dearth of women in tech in the Silicon Valley, and takes a look at what is being done to solve these issues.
March 8, 2015
"A computer science student from shares his experience interviewing for internships. He provides sage advice for companies that want to increase diversity within their engineering organizations.
February 28, 2015

The Wall Street Journal

Diversity in Tech

"Sort through data in 'diversity reports' to see how tech companies rank in terms of gender and race in their custom-defined 'technology' and 'leadership' positions.
December 30, 2014
"This report identifies the gender gap women experience working in business roles in tech-intensive industries from day one, uncovers the barriers holding women back and provides insight into why women leave. Finally it provides recommendations on how companies can reverse these trends by attracting and retaining top female talent.
October 23, 2014
"Numerous studies have examined the role of gender in game design, game play and game experience and conclude that women are often excluded and objectified in character design, appearance and behavior. However, in the analysis and critique of these findings, there is little to no emphasis on a plan of implementation or suggestions made concerning a change in the approach of stereotypes used in game and character design, sexism in game culture and inclusion of women in STEM related fields. This paper provides insights into the importance of gender roles and character design and representation in video games in relation to creating inclusive gaming environments for women.
March 1, 2014
"Thesis studying women working in the video game industry, whether the game industry is a good fit for women, and the mixed signals women receive when working in video games.
February 8, 2013
"Despite the values of freedom and openness, the free culture movement’s gender balance is as skewed (or more so) as that of the computing culture from which it arose. Based on the collection and analysis of discourse on gender and sexism within this movement over a six–year period. I suggest three possible causes: (a) some geek identities can be narrow and unappealing; (b) open communities are especially susceptible to difficult people; and, (c) the ideas of freedom and openness can be used to dismiss concerns and rationalize the gender gap as a matter of preference and choice.
January 7, 2013
"This article examines recent Census Bureau data that Asian-Americans make up half of the Bay Area's technology workforce.
November 30, 2012
"Research on the history of the tech industry and how the field began with many women and how things transitioned to the point where people assume it started out as a hyper-masculine field.
August 5, 2010
"This study draws from 9 autobiographical interviews to explore the reasons for the disporportionate number of women leaving the UK ICT sector.
May 4, 2010