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Oct. 17, 2016 10:10 am

New meetup alert: Women in Technology now has a group for young professionals

Because you should be able to do professional development and enjoy happy hour at the same time.

At a Women in Technology jobs fair.

(Photo via Twitter)

The Falls Church-based nonprofit professional organization Women in Technology is sponsoring a new Meetup group — this one specifically for young professional women in tech. The Women in Technology Young Professional Special Interest Group (WiT YP SIG. Yeah.) “is for any women who values professional development, as well a social life.”

The group is gearing up to host its first panel discussion on Oct. 27 — a panel that aims to instill in women of non-traditional backgrounds that there is a path forward in the tech industry. Non-traditional panelists include Ryann Robinson from Uber, Tiffany Li from General Assembly, Valerie Woolard from Panoply and Gabriella Ziccarelli, a D.C.-based intellectual property lawyer.

“Our panelists will highlight nontraditional tech backgrounds of all kinds: education, experience, discipline, ethnicity, sex, etc and talk about how to overcome perceived limitations associated with each and empower attendees to pursue tech by sharing their success stories,” organizers write.

The event will take place at WeWork on K Street. You can check out the group, and RSVP to upcoming meetups, below:

Women In Technology (WIT) Young Professional SIG

Washington, DC
60 Members

Calling all vibrant women interested in advancing their career, networking, all while having direct access to Washington’s top Tech firms and leaders. Women In Technology Youn…

Next Meetup

NonTraditional Tech Panel: Don’t be Constrained by Stereotyp…

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, 6:00 PM
9 Attending

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