Tech LadyMafia

A Tech LadyMafia organized "edit-a-thon" in 2015.

Tech LadyMafia is a membership-based group of women in technology founded in 2011 by Aminatou Sow and Erie Meyer.[1][2] The group was founded in part to increase visibility of women working in technology in response to popular articles about the lack of gender diversity.[3][4]

The group aims to encourage women to share and express ideas using current technologies.[5][6][7] Its mailing lists have over 2,000 members;[3] they are used for asking advice, posting and finding jobs, and a "brag" list for sharing successes.[1] The group also organizes in-person events, including networking meetups and technical trainings.[1]

Sow moderates discussions on gender using the group as her platform.[8]


  1. ^ a b c Hochmuth, Colby (2013-06-21). "Tech LadyMafia: Not your average networking group". FedScoop. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  2. ^ Colao, J.J. "Erie Meyer, 29, Aminatou Sow, 28 - In Photos: 2014 30 under 30: Technology". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-03-05.
  3. ^ a b Conger, Kate (March 7, 2016). "Aminatou Sow: The Community Builder". Paper Mag. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  4. ^ Friedman, Ann (January 8, 2014). "Tech women are busy building their own networks". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  5. ^ Hill, Kashmir (2013-01-30). "'Girls? Ladies? Folks?' Here's A Visual Guide To What You Should Call That Group Of Individuals". Forbes. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  6. ^ Friedlander, Ruthie (2014-02-24). "Meet the Woman Leading the Tech LadyMafia". ELLE. Retrieved 2016-03-05.
  7. ^ Ridenour, Ryane (May 11, 2015). "TechFeminism: Using tech to build power". Feministing. Retrieved 2016-03-05.
  8. ^ "Designing better conversations online". TechCrunch. June 17, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2017.

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