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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.)
To get your company featured in a sponsored article, reach out via that big orange button below.
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-
It looks like Girl Develop It’s Philly chapter is back up and running
Collective Strength aims to be Philly’s no-BS networking meetup for women
Women tech founders: Collaboration can help shrink the venture capital gap
Why working with the University City Science Center was a game changer for 4 Philly startups
For Women in Tech Soiree’s fifth year, a focus on job creation
Yes, Julia Child can be a role model for women in tech
Why it matters that Philly has a conference for women of color in tech
Take a peek at the opportunities popping up at PromptWorks
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