It’s uncomfortable being the outsider. We’ve all been there: walking into a room where everybody else seems to know each other and nobody gives you a second glance. Or worse, they give you a second glance and still decide not to say hi. Ouch!
The technology and startup scenes can be intimidating, especially to women. How do you break the ice when it feels like you’re the only one in the room who doesn’t know the inside scoop?
NYTechWomen started as a meetup group to help people find friends, or at least an ally, as you navigate your next step as a technologist. Instead of being centered around a speaker or topic, our events are focused on mentorship, sharing, and education in a social and open environment to help people relax and be themselves. The first event was named, simply, Let’s Get Acquainted. We thought that sounded frickin’ nice, and so did our members.
As NYTechWomen evolved and membership grew, we began to host more targeted events aimed to bring awareness to the number of smart, strong women in this industry. It’s still the same simple concept: relax and get to know each other, but with a shared purpose. Let’s give each other a leg up and let’s go get ‘em!
We have thousands of members now, but our elbows-down events still remain limited. Make sure to catch these upcoming events to meet some of the most dynamic, brilliant and helpful women!
|Saturday, November 8||StartupBus: Accelerate|
|Monday, November 10||November #ManicMonday Social Hour|
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