Meet Leanne Pittsford, Founder & CEO of Lesbians Who Tech & Allies, Welcoming You to Her Queer, Inclusive and Badass Squad
About Leanne & Why She Created Lesbians Who Tech & Allies
It all started with a clear mission 🎯: to increase the much-needed visibility and intersectionality within the technology community for underrepresented queer women in tech and their allies🏳️🌈.
After falling in love with tech while working at Equality California, Leanne Pittsford decided to make it happen, founding Lesbians Who Tech & Allies, her Queer, Inclusive and Badass Squad!
Based in the U.S,. Lesbians Who Tech & Allies is the largest LGBTQ community of technologists in the world. The community is changing the face of technology with 100,000 non-binary, LGBTQ+ women, and queer women of colour (and allies) across various races and ethnicities, abilities, and ages.
What they do:
Today Lesbians Who Tech has four main goals;
We are so proud to feature Leanne and Lesbians Who Tech on InvestHer Directory, the world’s first global directory of companies founded or co-founded by women.
At Lesbians Who Tech, we believe that learning how to code is more than education --
That's why they also offer the Eddie Windsor Scholarship, named to honour the extraordinary work of Edie Windsor, including her work as a computer programming pioneer at IBM. This scholarship makes it possible for non-binary and LGBTQ women to learn how to code, kickstarting their careers in technology. Through this scholarship, Lesbians Who Tech hope not just to create communities but push the tech sector to be more inclusive.
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Interested in joining the community, attending a summit, applying for a scholarship or buying their merchandise?
Find out more on their website - https://lesbianswhotech.org/about/