Take Action

  • Support the Backup Ribbon Project
  • Donate to the Ada Intiative
  • Start/chair an interest group for women in technology in LITA, the technology arm of ALA
  • Use professional conferences to propose panels/groups/discussions to get more people aware but also to pay it forward
  • Start a GeekGirl Dinner in your area.
  • Use Meetup.com to start/find groups in your interests (there were loads of Women in Technology interest groups on MeetUp).
  • Depending on where you work, what you do; start off-site initiative for women to have a hack-a-thon
  • Use this topic as a launch pad for discussion in your classes. (Thanks, Nick!)
  • Push this topic on Twitter using #libtechgender
  • Start a geeky/techy zine aimed at young women and girls as another outlet for expression and exploration
  • Find local hackerspace communities to start a women’s initiative
  • Join Women in Technology International
  • Create a women in tech book club at local bar/coffee house
  • Donate time to do mentoring to high school and middle school girls
  • Donate to or become a sponsor for a nearby women’s conference, like GeekGirlCon
  • Start implementing a Codes of Conduct1 at your conferences, meetings, and other large gatherings
  • Start writing on this topic on a regular basis both in personal blogs AND professional journals, most specifically NOT just when something happens
  • Buy female hacker positive materials such as the TV shows and films, books, manga, and more to illustrate that female computer geeks do live in the pop culture world