About

Out in Tech is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that unites the LGBTQ+ tech community

 We do this by creating opportunities for our 25,000 members to advance their careers, grow their networks, and leverage tech for social change.

To ensure all are seen and heard in the defining sector of our time, we:

  1. Inspire queer and questioning youth to explore tech through Out in Tech U
  2. Support LGBTQ+ equality and activists with Out in Tech Digital Corps
  3. Assist aspiring LGBTQ+ techies with the Out in Tech Coding Scholarship
  4. Host 75+ local events annually to bring people together in real life

We envision a tech industry where LGBTQ+ people are empowered, well represented, and have full agency, from intern to CEO.  We believe this will lead to:

  1. Equitable and inclusive workplaces for all underrepresented groups;
  2. Innovative new ideas, products, and platforms; and
  3. A more just future, built by and for our interconnected global community.

Our Core Values:

  • Kindness (to one another, on- and offline)
  • Knowledge (timely and thought-provoking content)
  • Belonging (events for the full LGBTQ+ spectrum, and those who love us)
  • Joy (we take your time and our community seriously, not ourselves)

Out in Tech has active chapters in New York CityLos AngelesSan Francisco, London, Portland, Chicago, DC, Boston, and Austin — with more on the way!

The Out in Tech leadership team is comprised of a national board of directors, an executive director,  a program director, a communications manager, volunteer-led city teams and a set of committees.
 

Our Members Work At

Our Staff

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Andrew Lowenthal

Executive Director

Gary Goldman

Program Director

Anuva Kalawar

Communications Manager

Our Board

Out in Tech’s Board of Directors provides advice and support to Out in Tech’s staff and activities. As proud and active members of the LGBTQ+ tech community themselves, they bring expertise and passion to the organization.

Toby Hervey

CEO & Co-Founder
Bravely

Julia Cheng

Founding Principal
CyberlawStudio, Pllc

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Andrew Lowenthal

Executive Director
Out in Tech

Marc Dickstein

Founder & CEO
Plus Marc

Leah Gillam

Vice President, Strategy & Innovation
Girls Who Code

Marcie Cheung

Director of Womenswear
Walmart.com and Jet.com

Chris Maliwat

VP, Product & Design
Dreamcloud

Lukas Thoms

Product Manager
Squarespace

George Wells

Chairman
Wells Group

Our Committee and Chapter Heads

Rita de Almeida

Committee Head
Digital Corps

Kristopher Louie

Chapter Head
Austin

Oliver Beach

Chapter Head
London

Jingo Mante

Chapter Head
Boston

Jon Chan

Committee Head
Out in Tech U

Lianna Newman

Chapter Head
DC

Andy Nguyen

Chapter Head
San Francisco

C Young
Cristian Young

Chapter Head
Los Angeles

Peter Redmond

Chapter Head
New York

John Zeller

Chapter Head
Portland

Zach Ricketson

Chapter Head
Chicago