Girls in Tech Vancouver
- British Columbia
Girls in Tech (GIT) is a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology. Adriana Gascoigne founded GIT in 2007 to create a support framework to help women advance their careers in STEM fields.
Today, GIT aims to accelerate the growth of innovative women entering into the high-tech industry and building startups. We achieve this through the creation of proprietary, innovative programming and strategic global partnerships.
With headquarters in San Francisco and more than 100,000 members located around the globe, GIT relies on volunteer efforts to lead each of the 60 local chapters. Programming and events vary by chapter based on local interests and needs.
GIT is not just for professional women. We exist for anyone with an interest in technology, startups and providing women with a platform for growth. But we operate with the spirit of the girl within all of us—fearless, lively and determined.
Girls in Tech Vancouver is a not-for-profit that supports and leverages its global Girls in Tech counterpart, and focuses locally on the retention of young student and professional women in the technical industry. Retention encompasses many facets including: well-being, integrated business and technical education, and in general, empowering women by fostering a supportive and encouraging technical culture.