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As we reported last month, in Philadelphia, men occupy 71 percent of tech jobs, and a lack of diversity has been identified as one of the key hurdles to the growth of the city’s innovation economy.
This March at Technical.ly, we’re exploring how hurdles can be and are being knocked down for local women in tech while highlighting technologists who happen to identify as women as part of Women in Tech month of our editorial calendar. That means we’re publishing a bunch of profiles, features on women-led and women-serving organizations and how-tos about, say, bridging that tech job gender gap.
Follow the series here and send your story pitches about women in tech and related topics to email@example.com (me!).
We’re also offering the opportunity for companies to be featured in sponsored articles highlighting their work in this area; see some past examples of theme-specific sponsored content here, here and here. (Note that our sponsored articles are always labeled as such and are written by a separate team than our regular reporters.)
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P.S. Reporter Roberto Torres is reviving his 2018 resource list of career-building resources for women in tech — and got all the way to a count of 35. “Resources” is a purposefully wide range of things: from programs, websites, podcasts, social media accounts and fellowships, to books, mentorship programs and networking/meetup groups.
As he puts it: “If a *thing* you know can be useful to women who are growing in the tech field somehow, we want it on that list. Bonus points if you yourself have used said thing or have any personal history with it.”
This year, he wants to get to 100. Have some ideas for inclusion? Email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.-30-
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