lesbians who tech
Naming her organization “Lesbians Who Tech” was perhaps the boldest thing Leanne Pittsford did when she founded the group
"Imagine what apps and software would look like if they were made by women, queer women, women of color."
She was a single mother living in Baltimore, eight months pregnant with her second child. After a long bought with unemployment, she found work as a customer support agent for a marketing company, but she wanted more for her family.
Eight hundred queer women and a smattering of men crowded into an auditorium at NYU Law School Friday for the annual Lesbians Who Tech (LWT) Summit, an event that rotates between San Francisco and New York City in the U.S. and has now branched out globally.
Lesbians Who Tech is a venture that aims to create an entrepreneurial space within the tech industry for lesbians, and women in general, who are also social advocates.