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

 We do this by creating opportunities for our 40,000 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. 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, Austin, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Stockholm and Bengaluru — with more on the way!

The Out in Tech leadership team is comprised of a national Board of Directors, staff, and volunteer-led city teams and committees.

Our Members Work At

Our Staff

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Andrew Lowenthal

Executive Director

Brooklyn Wright

Director of Partnerships

Josh Torres

Chief of Staff

Gary Goldman

Senior Program Director

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

Julia Cheng

Founding Principal
CyberlawStudio, Pllc

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Andrew Lowenthal

Executive Director
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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

Lukas Thoms

Product Manager

George Wells

Wells Group

Our Committee and Chapter Heads

Rita de Almeida

Committee Head
Digital Corps

Oliver Beach

Chapter Head

Dexter Bearden-Tellez

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Monica Black

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Anna Eaglin

Chapter Head

Lee Knight

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Kristopher Louie

Chapter Head

Jingo Mante

Chapter Head

Mark McDaid

Chapter Head

Lianna Newman

Chapter Head

Andy Nguyen

Chapter Head
San Francisco

Peter Redmond

Chapter Head
New York

Zach Ricketson

Chapter Head

Chris Wallace

Chapter Head

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Cristian Young

Chapter Head
Los Angeles

John Zeller

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Zubair Sher Singh Khalsa

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