“Feeling a little uncomfortable with your skills is a sign of learning, and continuous learning is what the tech industry thrives on! It’s important to seek out environments where you are supported, but where you have the chance to be uncomfortable and learn new things.”
-Vanessa Hurst, Co-Founder of Girl Develop It
GIT aims to accelerate the growth of innovative women entering into the high-tech industry and building startups. We achieve this through the creation of proprietary, innovative programming, and strategic global partnerships. With headquarters in San Francisco and more than 100,000 members located around the globe, GIT relies on volunteer efforts to lead each of the 60 local chapters. Programming and events vary by chapter based on local interests and needs. GIT is not just for professional women. We exist for anyone with an interest in technology, startups and providing women with a platform for growth. But we operate with the spirit of the girl within all of us—fearless, lively and determined.
This year, Girls in Tech will be expanding upon its mission to close the gender gap in Tech and combat the lack of diversity that has plagued STEM industries as a whole by offering workshops centered around skill sets in technology such as programming and design, entrepreneurship and presenting work, as well as collaborating with others to use technology to solve real-world problems and engage with socio-economic injustices.