Women of Color in Tech

Take 2 & 3- The Women of Color in Tech Stock Photo Shoots

Representation matters and so we have decided to keep going! 

We want to thank you all for your support, encouragement and continued use of the first set of WOCinTech stock photosWhile we have experienced great success with the release of the initial photos, we still have work to do.

We have decided to hold a second and larger shoot comprised of all women and non-binary people in tech. We are so excited to announce that Google's Women Techmakers, Trello, BufferGitHub & Microsoft NY all support this work and have signed on as sponsors. The next 2 shoots will take place in February. If your company would like to host a Women of Color in Tech stock photo shoot Get In Touch

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Stock photos of women of color in tech, now free to use.


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

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The Women of Color in Tech Stock Photo Shoot


If you run a simple search on “Women of Color in Technology” you will notice that there is a huge deficit of images displaying women of color in technology. This does not speak to the multitudes of us already in the industry, nor does it help with encouraging the new generation of CS or STEM majors of color. 


We decided to do something about it....

Enter the #WOCinTech Chat stock photo shoot featuring women of color who really work in tech.

With generous support from our photo shoot sponsors, Digital Ocean and Miss Jessie's, our volunteers and the community, WOCinTech Chat organized our first ever women of color in technology stock image photo shoot (Yay). We invited a group of female software engineers, database engineers, a developer advocate, a Fintech entrepreneur, network engineer and more to participate. While this may seem small and obvious being represented in tech is quite critical for our collective success.  

You can read more about the first photo shoot and see the full set of CC photos here

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