DC Web Women (DCWW) is a not-for-profit organization of more than 3,000 members in the Washington, D.C. area. Members are professionals, students and enthusiasts who specialize in the fields of blogging, copywriting, computer science, editing and proofreading, e-marketing, graphic design, information technology, marketing/communications, multimedia, search engine marketing and optimization, social media, web analytics, web content, web design, web development, and web editing.
DCWW is committed to the support and advocacy of girls and women in technology by providing a community in which they can develop, nurture, and promote their leadership, technical and professional skills.
DCWW offers monthly workshops and panels on a variety of web and tech-related topics from coding to career development. DCWW also hosts regular happy hours and major networking events.
The mission of the DiverseScholar non-profit is to diversify the workforce in the STEM disciplines, science communication profession, and tech industry. We accomplish the latter by advocacy at the conferences of AlterConf, Open Source Bridge, Latino Startup Alliance, Latinos in Tech Innovation & Social Media (LATISM), and the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing. We make a special effort to bridge the gap between the separate diversity initiatives happening in academia versus the general public/workforce. Finally, our diversity activities in the Open Source Software community connect organizations such as Outreachy and OpenHatch to coders/scientists of color at the Tapia and SACNAS conferences.