Being Nonbinary in Women-in-Tech Spaces:
a panel discussion hosted by Spanning Tree
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, 7 p.m.
Iron Yard, 1341 G St NW
People who identify as nonbinary (that is, neither male nor female) often find themselves in an awkward position when it comes to the diversity-in-tech issue. On one hand, they inhabit a marginalized gender identity in a field dominated by men; on the other, they are by definition (if not always by intent) excluded from spaces for women.
Where do nonbinary people in tech belong? Are women-in-tech spaces even aware that they exist? Can a women-in-tech space be welcoming to nonbinary people, and how? What are some common pitfalls of spaces that unintentionally tell nonbinary people they aren’t welcome (or don’t exist!)?
A panel of nonbinary people in tech will share their experiences navigating the world of women-in-tech, answer audience questions, and offer perspectives on making gender diversity initiatives more inclusive. People of all gender identities are welcome to join the discussion..
Please RSVP on our Meetup page so you’re on the guest list for building security.
We hope to see you there!