Communities for Women In Tech

written by Marie Last updated on November 16, 2019

Published on May 18, 2018

Are you a woman in tech? If so, you might be interested in joining these communities for women in tech so you can meet other women!

I have a Facebook group for women in technology. I ask 3 questions to women who want to join the group. One of them is: “Why do you want to join the group? “. All the answers I receive say that it is to meet other women in technology, to exchange tips, etc! 

Since not everyone is on Facebook or enjoys the platform, I had the idea to write this article to share all the platforms for women in technology that I know. My goal is to regroup all women in tech communities that you can join and where you can go to exchange with others!

 

Women in tech communities to join

Facebook pages

Facebook Groups

In French

In English

Less active:

 

Slack

I have been in this Slack for a very long time. The topics discussed are very diverse, but I believe that most members (all who identify as women) are concentrated in the United States. It’s the most active slack this on this list.

Women Techmakers is a Google program that aims to give visibility, communities and resources to women in technology. It’s not been long since I was on this Slack, but it’s friendly for the experience I had. Women Techmakers offers 3 different Slack teams: early career, mid-level career, or established career. The goal of these three slacks is to help women’s careers by providing access to resources and events.

This group is for all those who live, work or are connected to Montreal in any way. We speak in English and in French in this Slack!

 

Instagram

  • Use women empowerment hashtags

I wrote a complete blog post listing all the women related hashtags I could find, so you can easily connect and find other women in tech accounts!

 

Twitter

Accounts to follow 

Hashtags to use

Twitter Chats 

Twitter chats are discussions that can be said to be “directed” to a particular topic, and where everyone can answer a question and give their opinion. This allows you to meet other people and network a lot on Twitter!

Snapchat

  • Women in TechAlmost every day, a woman takes over the Snapchat account for a day and shares video clips of her day. Sometimes it’s a woman who runs a business. Most often, she introduces her work colleagues and shows us what a typical day looks like for her. Other times, it is about women who go to conferences and make us attend with them!

 

Reddit

 

Meetups

Meetup.com is a website that allows organizers to create recurring events around a topic. Thus, all people interested in this subject can meet to network.

I can not list all the meetups, but I suggest you go to meetup.com and search using keywords like “women + code”, “women in tech”, etc. You will surely find a group that is near you!

 

Events

Global: 

United States:

Australia:

Organizations

United States

Canada

France

Australia

Conclusion

I hope this article has helped you discover new communities for women in technology! If you ever know a community that I have not listed here, feel free to leave a comment for me to add!

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19 comments

Solange June 12, 2018 - 8:44 am

Hey Marie,

just wanted to share this beautiful French Women In Tech community: Duchess France – https://www.duchess-france.org/ !
I particularly love their “marrainage” initiative: “Encourager les femmes à aller vers les métiers techniques, c’est bien. Faire en sorte qu’elles s’y sentent bien, les aider à développer leurs compétences efficacement, et leur permettre d’élargir leur réseau, c’est encore mieux !” Definitely worth checking out!

Thanks again for a great article! Bonne étude 😉

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Marie August 9, 2018 - 8:30 pm

Hello Solange!

Thank you for your suggestion, I just added it to the list! 😀

Thank you xx
Marie

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Lida June 20, 2018 - 9:46 pm

It was great! Thanks!

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Marie July 13, 2018 - 5:12 pm

Hello, happy you liked the post! 😀
Marie

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lida June 22, 2018 - 3:29 pm

Hi Marie. i want to join one of slack groups. it requirs an invitation link. could you please help me? http://witchat.github.io/

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Marie July 13, 2018 - 5:11 pm

Hello Lida, just asked them to send you an invite! 🙂
Marie

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Jenny Chan July 2, 2018 - 3:50 pm

Hi Marie, I run the Women in Web Development Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/womenwebdev/). I take the time to post and curate the community. We have about 1000 women from all over the world. Hope you can add it to your list. 🙂

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Marie July 13, 2018 - 5:09 pm

Hi Jenny,
Just added your group to the list 🙂
Marie

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Megan August 24, 2018 - 3:12 am

Hey, thank you for writing this! Finding community was one of my biggest worries about joining the tech industry, and this is a good resource 🙂

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Marie August 31, 2018 - 12:17 pm

Hello Megan! Thank you so much. I’m glad this blog post could help you be less worried! 🙂 xx

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Yumna Asim February 19, 2019 - 4:30 pm

Hello Marie, This is a wonderful article, helped me to find new communities.
I am Yumna, community moderator of #WomenInTechPK. I would like you to add this community to your list.
About our community: WomenInTechPK is the only community in Pakistan supporting women in technology. It is a growing and inclusive community of women to learn, inspire and network.
Our mission is to provide a supportive platform for women where they can ask questions, share stories, exchanges ideas, and access opportunities.
WomenInTechPK Community:
Facebook Group: https://web.facebook.com/groups/WomenInTechPK/
Facebook Page: https://web.facebook.com/WomenInTechPK /
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WomenInTechPK/

Thanks!

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Yumna Asim February 19, 2019 - 4:31 pm

Also, our community has 4k+ members.

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Marie May 19, 2019 - 7:55 pm

Hello Yumma!
I just added your community to the blog post! Thanks for sharing with me 🙂
Marie

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Lauren Burke August 2, 2019 - 1:15 pm

Hi Marie! I’m the Director of Operations for Women in Analytics. We’re an organization whose mission is to provide visibility to the women making an impact in analytics and provide a platform for those women to lead the conversation. Our motto is “An Analytics Conference. Featuring Women. For Everyone”. Our annual conference reserves all speaking slots for women (using an inclusive definition and also welcome genderqueer and nonbinary individuals). All other aspects of the conference are open to everyone including attendance, competitions, and sponsorship. Our upcoming June 2020 conference expects 1200 attendees and we have a global community of over 6000.

Website: http://www.womeninanalytics.com
Twitter: @wia_conference
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/womeninanalytics.com

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Marie November 16, 2019 - 10:07 am

Hello Lauren,
Thank you so much for sharing this organization! I heard about it just a few days before reading your comment as I’m studying machine learning. 🙂
I added the event & main website to the list!
Best,
Marie

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Tanya Butenko August 29, 2019 - 9:20 am

Hello Marie,
That is a great list of groups! Thank you!
I also wanted to add some communities from Australia:
I personally run Muses Code JS (for women, trans and non-binary folks) https://www.facebook.com/musescodejs (also on twitter, Instagram and linkedin)
She Codes – https://shecodes.com.au/
Event Women In Tech – https://www.australianwomenintech.com/

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Marie October 1, 2019 - 3:35 pm

Hello Tanya!
Awesome, thank you so much for these recommendations, I just added them to the list!
Marie

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Smruti October 31, 2019 - 10:46 am

Dear Marie,

Thanks for sharing this list! This is very helpful.

Would like to inform about the below community as well:

For Competitive Programmers

CodeChef has created a community for women who are into competitive programming to help and grow them through effective knowledge sharing and guidance.

Women in Competitive Programming: https://www.facebook.com/groups/678013629334793/

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Marie November 16, 2019 - 9:49 am

Hello Smruti!
This group sounds like an awesome idea, competitive programming can be challenging.
Thanks for sharing, I added it to the blog post!
Marie

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