Non-profit dedicated to the spread of Agile values and ideas throughout the globe and hosts of the largest Agile conference in the world annually. Look for Chris and I as speakers here most years.
Akaditi is an Agile technology company specializing in Scrum, focusing on software development and Agile Transformation services. They lead in organizing Agile events across the UK and Africa and strive to enhance agility in business and technology sectors globally.
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national nonprofit focused on boosting the presence of indigenous groups from North America in STEM fields. AISES provides scholarships, events, professional development, and networking opportunities for students and professionals in STEM.
Black & Brown Founders is an organization supporting Black and Latinx entrepreneurs with resources and events for startup bootstrapping. It aims to empower founders to launch startups independently from venture capital. This initiative was inspired by Aniyia Williams, who recognized the challenges people of color encounter in securing venture funding. The organization focuses on equipping founders with limited resources to develop their businesses without external funding.
Black Girls Code aims to motivate young girls, particularly from underrepresented communities, to learn coding and increase the number of women of color in tech. Addressing the “digital divide,” where white households have more internet access than African American ones, the organization teaches programming skills to girls from underprivileged areas. It also invites adult professionals to volunteer and help impart these skills.
Lesbians Who Tech, with its 50,000 members, welcomes the LGBTQ+ community, including women, nonbinary, trans, and gender nonconforming individuals. The organization focuses on connecting LGBTQ+ tech professionals and increasing visibility for queer, female, trans, GNC, and POC leaders in tech. It also provides the Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship to aid LGBTQ+ women and nonbinary individuals in starting their tech careers.
Out in Tech, boasting 40,000 members across 16 chapters, is the largest nonprofit community of LGBTQ+ tech leaders globally. Its mission is to help members enhance their careers, expand networks, and use tech for social change. The organization also runs a mentorship program for LGBTQ+ youth aged 17-24, offering guidance in technical and professional skills.
People of Color in Tech (POCIT) aims to shape a future where Black and Latine people significantly influence the tech economy. It features stories of diverse tech professionals, offers a weekly newsletter and the Techish podcast, and hosts a job platform connecting people of color with tech opportunities. POCIT focuses on content, community, and career development for people of color in the tech industry.
Women in Agile, a nonprofit, focuses on enhancing diversity and inclusion in the Agile community. It aims to connect, support, and promote women, believing diverse perspectives lead to innovative solutions. The organization encourages knowledge sharing and networking at both local and global levels, supported by donations to fund its various initiatives.
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