The first Lesbians Who Tech European Summit is due to take place at the end of this month in Berlin.
The networking group was launched in 2013 with a social event in a bar in San Francisco. It has grown tremendously since that time and runs regular events across the US for ‘queer women and their allies’ in the tech industries.
Its most recent US Summit in the Castro district of San Francisco attracted 1,200 attendees.
The European Summit will run for three days from 28-30 August (with some associated preceding events on 26-27 August), and as well as discussions and lectures, will feature dinners, bike rides and a hackathon. The weekend will wind up with a picnic in a Berlin park.
Speakers at the summit will include: Leanne Pittsford, a social enterprise CEO and founder of Lesbians Who Tech; Mia Mora, Global Lead – Sales Strategy, Google; Cory-Ann Joseph, Production Designer Manager with Paddy Power; Nikki Murray, Social Driver, Software Engineer; and Carrie Bishop, Co-founder, FutureGov, among others.
‘I’m so excited to be part of the first European Summit,’ Carrie Bishop told Gay Star Business.
‘There are so many amazing women and allies attending and the community is growing stronger through events like these.
‘Lesbians Who Tech is vital for visibility and a supportive community for people who are often isolated as the only woman and or LGBTQ person in their company. Bring on Berlin!’
‘Lesbians Who Tech is one of the most inspirational and powering conferences. It’s got everything from leading field speakers to socials so you can meet all the other attendees.
‘It’s been one of the highest value add events I have ever been to and it connects you to a huge community of women that are all working in the same field that you’ll cross paths with repeatedly in the future.’
Sponsors of the event include Facebook, Twitterm Snapchat, Yelp, Bustle, Amazon, Wells Fargo, Target, Intel Google and Credit Suisse, among others.
For more information and to register for any of the events, check the official website.
Find out more about Lesbians Who Tech from the video below: