Earlier this month, we published a blog post where we discussed the problem of not having visible representations of women of color engaging in technical tasks in stock images.
We’re excited to announce that the first batch of #WOCinTech photos are available under a Creative Commons (Attribution) license. This means that you may copy, distribute, and display the images as long as you attribute #WOCinTech Chat. Otherwise, you are free to use them as you wish.
Our ask? That you use these photos to show a different representation of all women in tech. That you use these images in pieces about entrepreneurs, software engineers, infosec professionals, IT analysts, marketers, and other people who make up the tech ecosystem. Just as white women have been the default “woman” in technology and American society as a whole, we believe the underlying belief of what it means to be — and who can be — a tech worker in the 21st century can benefit from this form of “disruption”.
Thank you to the amazing individuals that participated in the photo shoot in September, to the NYC startup that hosted us, and to our photographer and fellow techie Mike Ngo.
If you have any inquiries about the photo shoot or if you would like your company to host our next photo shoot, send us an email: hello(at)wocintechchat(dot)com. In the meantime, check out the Blog for updates on the second shoot.
Check out the full album on --> flickr
Check out the blog for more info on the 2nd #WOCinTech photo shoot happening in January & February 2016