Philly Tech Sistas
 
 

Our Mission:

Diversify Tech.

Our goal is to diversify the tech industry by empowering women of color with the skills and leadership tools needed to thrive in Philadelphia's rich tech community.

 
 
 

We're Changing the Face of Women in Tech

Philly Tech Sistas is an organization aimed at helping women of color gain technical and professional skills in order to work, thrive, and move up in the tech industry. We do this by providing intro to programming workshops and professional development events that build leadership, confidence and community. Our vision is to partner with tech companies throughout the Philadelphia area to help bridge the diversity, equity and inclusion gap by providing a greater pipeline of diverse talent.

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26%

Number of women in Computing

 

5%

Number of Asian Women in Computing

 
 

3%

Number of African American Women in Computing

 
 
 

1%

Number of Hispanic Women in Computing

Over the past 2 decades the U.S. science and engineering workforce has become more diverse, but several racial and ethnic minority groups continue to be significantly underrepresented. In general, Hispanics, Blacks, and American Indians/Alaska Natives make up a smaller share of the of the STEM workforce (11%).

We plan to change that, but we need your help!

 

Sisters learning code

Monthly intro to programming series where no programming experience required. These sessions provide the basics of how websites are built, from HTML to building single page applications. This series will also incorporate learning about version control using GitHub and how to collaborate with other developers. Upon completion of this series, attendees will walk away with the ultimate developer toolkit.

 

Tech Talks

Quarterly networking series. Local tech companies show of their expertise by asking their employees to give a tech talk or workshop on something relative to the tech and business space. These talks provide the perfect networking opportunity for job seekers and employers alike.

Little Sisters learning code

Semianual mother/daughter coding workshops powered by TechGirlz TechShopz In a Box . Each one teach one! Along with empowering adult women in learning technology skills, we definitely don’t want to forget about our young girls. TechGirlz resources provide curriculum from web development to gaming. One thing’s for sure is there will be lots of fun!

 

Fierce Conversations

Interactive panel discussion series, inspired by the book Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott. These discussions will be led by women in tech and business across the Philly community. Topics will center around on having difficult conversations that may help women navigate their careers from asking for a raise, equal pay, or discussing their career path.

 
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Get Involved

Our programs give women the opportunity to be content creators rather than content consumers. Invest your time and resources in helping develop future tech innovators so companies can recruit them for internships, apprenticeships, and employment. Leverage your experience to train women to be creators of tomorrow's technology! Take a look at some of our volunteer opportunities below.

 

Leadership opportunities

Leverage your career by involving yourself in a new leadership opportunity! Help create new opportunities for others.

Become an Instructor

Use your knowledge and skills to help other women learn programming in a safe, fun, social environment!

Become a Mentor

Our Mentors serve as TA positions. Help create a welcoming environment and answer questions students may have.