March 8 is International Women’s Day. It was first honored in 1911, and the history of the day can be seen on this page IWD: History of International Women’s Day.
This year’s theme is Break the Bias. I am taking today’s post to bring light to organizations that are empowering women in a world where we are still striving to be equals – engineering and computing. These are some of the organizations I know of that are supporting women in engineering and tech that I knew of when I was going through college:
- ACM-W: the Association for Computing Machinery’s group for supporting women in computing
- IEEE Women in Engineering
- Society of Women Engineers
- National Center for Women & Information Technology
Over the years, more groups have come to help build confidence and encourage women to explore their place in technology. There are many other women’s and girls’ organizations out there as well for the various interests in tech! Check these out:
- Black Girls Code
- PyLadies – women who love coding in the Python programming language
- Rails Girls – encouraging newcomers to work with Ruby on Rails
- #WomenOfDotNet – for women who are working in the .NET space
- Girls in Tech
- Girls Who Code
- Women Who Code
Is there a group that you don’t see here that should be here? Leave a link in the comments so that others can learn about it as well!