Lesbians Who Tech brings visibility to the community in Phoenix
Dec11

Lesbians Who Tech brings visibility to the community in Phoenix

Lesbians Who Tech is an inclusive and non-conforming community for queer women who are in or around the tech space. This group is open to the allies that support these women and is a safe space to be more visible to others and to get more women, queer or not, in the technology community. Lesbians Who Tech is the most substantial LGBTQ network of technologist in the world. They serve over 25,000 women and their allies across the globe....

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Local entrepreneur Julia Garcia creates Kya app, a positive social network for girls
Sep13

Local entrepreneur Julia Garcia creates Kya app, a positive social network for girls

 Seven in 10 girls do not feel good enough. That’s a statistic that has weighed heavily on local entrepreneur Julia Garcia, especially because she felt it herself while growing up. Her struggles with depression and body image among other challenges led to a self-destructive lifestyle—she almost lost her college athletic scholarship due to reckless partying. This “rock bottom” moment led to a lot of changes in her life, including the...

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WebPT promotes diversity in STEM fields with new initiatives
Jun26

WebPT promotes diversity in STEM fields with new initiatives

After decades of very little diversity in science and tech, organizations are finally trying hard to bring minorities into their ranks. Silicon Valley companies have recently made news for trying to recruit more women and people of color (and most still have an ongoing problem—look at Uber), but state and local organizations are also doing their part. One example of this is WebPT, a physical therapy software company based in Phoenix....

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Girls in Tech kicks off Phoenix chapter with free local event
May31

Girls in Tech kicks off Phoenix chapter with free local event

Girls in Tech, a global organization focused on girls and women passionate about technology, formed a Phoenix chapter just this March. They’re officially opening on June 15 with a free launch event, which includes a screening of the film, “She Started It.” GIT was founded in 2007 to create a support framework that would help women advance their STEM careers. Its 60-plus chapters host pitch nights, fundraisers, networking...

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