DCWW is a 501(c)(6), not-for-profit trade association that was created to promote women in Web-related careers. As part of our goal to support the DC tech scene, DCWW also partners with other like-minded local tech and non-tech communities and groups as well as participates in major tech trade shows.
Our vision is to be the #1 Professional Development Organization for Women leaders in Tech in the DMV (DC/VA/MD) with an impetus on five focal areas:
Engaging with men as allies - building relationships as men play key role on the personal + professional front.
Wellness - integrate healthy lifestyle choices.
STEM/STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) - how to position for future in tech.
Mentorship through social impact - i) to grow as Executive leaders (soft skills) and ii) give back to the community by targeting Gen Z.
Diversity and Inclusion (Women+men of Color) - share challenges, candid advice, inspiration.
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.