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Flatirons LGBTQ Tech Meetup

Flatirons LGBTQ Tech Meetup is a Boulder, CO-based professional group that supports and empowers individuals and organizations working towards increasing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender diversity awareness and inclusion within local tech startup communities. Everyone is welcome to join. As a group of professionals, we organize events in partnership with local LGBTQ- and diversity-focused educational and nonprofit organizations as well as local tech startup companies. We meet at least 1x/month and stay connected through a sponsored online meetup group.

 

Sarah Brown

Girl Develop It

Girl Develop It is a nationwide nonprofit leading the industry-wide movement to get more women into technology careers today. GDI provides affordable in-person classes for adult women (18+) to learn to code in a judgment-free learning environment through chapters in 45 cities and growing.

Girl Geek Dinners

Girl Geek Dinners was founded in August 2005.  Its central mission is to: break down old fashioned social stereotypes, identify routes around barriers to entry for anyone to get into technology, to encourage and nurture those interested in technology by working with local schools, colleges and universities, and to support those currently in the industry and work together to figure out the issues and solutions.

Sarah Lamb, Barbara Flores,

Gladeo

Gladeo is a media and technology non-profit fostering career exploration and planning for young people from diverse backgrounds. Gladeo bridges the information, network, and belief gaps that often prevent historically under-served youth from accessing and thriving in careers. Gladeo's free, online platform, www.gladeo.org, is a kind of super-charged, personalized "virtual" career day, which leverages the power of video storytelling and technology to inspire and educate students to a wide variety of careers, not just the ones they see in their community. Our online platform helps students discover the many career paths by letting them explore the experiences of others through diverse storytelling, learn what steps to take to pursue a particular career and connect them with the necessary resources, content and organizations to pursue their goals.

 

Michelle Cho

GlobalMindED

GlobalMindED is an action-oriented, collaborative community committed to creating a capable, diverse talent pipeline for minority learners and job seekers. We bring together leaders in education, business, government, and non-profits, each dedicated to increasing access and opportunity for those who are first-generation-to-college, low-income, or underrepresented in education and careers including STEM. GlobalMindED provides opportunity to learn first-hand how to forge connections, close opportunity gaps, and commit to actions that will create mutual advantages.

Goodwill Industries International

Goodwill Industries International and its network of 162 community-based organizations believe that career navigation and skills attainment can lead to long-term economic stability for individuals, their families and the greater community. The famous Goodwill thrift stores fuel social enterprise that provides job training, placement opportunities and support services for millions of people annually. 

Jonathan Miller

HER Ideas in Motion

HER Ideas in Motion is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation focused on helping girls achieve in technology and media arts. Through hands-on workshops and tech clubs, girls learn technical and creative skills from professionals, while building their own projects. In addition, HER Ideas in Motion has developed a women-led approach that combines female technical and creative professionals teaching and mentoring girls to provide access to female role models in these fields. Through education and empowerment, HER Ideas in Motion aims to close the gender gap of the less than ¼ percent ratio of women to men working in these fields. 

HIMSS

HIMSS is committed to realizing a vision of better health through the best use of IT. That requires an equipped and empowered workforce. HIMSS provides thought leadership, community, resources, and recognition for women in health IT.

Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP)

To promote access, adoption and the full utilization of technology and telecommunications resources by the Hispanic/Latino/a community in the United States through education, advocacy, and by serving as a national voice for Hispanics/Latinos in technology and telecommunications policy.

Alejandro Roark

IEEE REACH

Understanding that technology and history are not mutually exclusive subjects, IEEE REACH (Raising Engineering Awareness through the Conduit of History) provides history teachers with free educational resources that situate science, technology, and engineering in their social and humanistic contexts. Resources include inquiry units, primary and secondary sources, hands-on-activities, multimedia sources (video and audio), background information for teachers, and additional resources. IEEE REACH offers an opportunity to expose students to ways that science and technology interrelate and play out in society.

Kelly McKenna

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