If you’re starting out in a tech or digital role, it’s reassuring to know you have the support of other women in the industry. Here are 5 networking groups we think you’ll find useful as you begin to navigate working life:
DevelopHer is a non-profit community dedicated to elevating women in tech through events, networking and learning. They have big plans for the next 5 years, with the aim of facilitating skills based events for over 10,000 community members by 2025. If you’d like to support their mission, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. Visit their website to find out how you can attend meet-ups, collaborate with others and join their speakers list.
This website is dedicated to providing careers advice, case studies and job listings for women who work in or are looking to join the tech sector. Their helpful guides offer advice on a range of topics such as women’s health in the workplace, imposter syndrome and tackling unconscious bias to name just a few. They also host a LinkedIn group where you can network with other women who work in tech. The best part? All of the content on their website can be accessed for free!
The mission of this Founders Forum network is to address the underrepresentation of women in technology. They provide much-needed role models through their Inspiring 50 list, which shines the spotlight on women who are excelling across the industry. Their Male Champions of Change is a strategy to encourage male leaders to stand up alongside women for gender equality.
The Women in Tech Network is a global community of professionals who encourage women and girls to succeed within the technology sector. Membership costs $97 per year, which gives you access to development programs, online webinars, educational resources, conferences and more. There is also the opportunity to share your knowledge and learn from others by participating in virtual global mentoring circles.
For more than six decades, SWE has given women in engineering and technology a unique voice within the industry. Annual membership prices start at $100, which gives you access to a range of benefits including the Advance Learning Center, SWE magazine subscription, professional development seminars and affinity groups.