About Women 2.0
Founded in 2006, we’re the leading brand for women in tech.
With community-focused media at our core, we provide action-based, scalable solutions that close gender gaps in the tech industry, whether in the workplace, the startup space or leadership.
We’re a for-profit, for-good company.
Our Values And Agenda
Our driving force is to push conversation forward, and take and encourage action around gender parity.
While we work with companies of any size, we have a particular dedication to female-founded and early-stage companies. Our future depends on how they access capital, build their teams and create their cultures.
Diversity isn't just the right thing to do (it is!). It's good for business. We encourage companies to be both emotional and practical about creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.
We can't do this alone, and we shouldn't do it alone. We work closely with men so they can have a more active, central role as allies.
We aren't just focused on the US. We work globally, creating and sharing best practices and implementing our solutions to other tech communities around the world.
We feel strongly about our for-profit, for-good model. By scaling our company, we can scale our impact and reward our passionate employees and partners.
Women 2.0 was founded in April 2006 with the vision of making an impact on gender equality in the tech world. With 30% of tech workers being women, 10% female founders, 10% female investors, 24% women sourced in the news, something had to change.
We became passionate about catalyzing this change. We saw how important it was to have more women in technology as leaders, founders, investors and technical talent. As our passion project, we – the founders, hosted networking events in our own apartments, that were open to men and women (complete strangers!).
After years of operating Women 2.0 as a “side project”, followed by several years running on-the-ground programming in cities around the world - pulled by the momentum of the expanding community - we have grown Women 2.0 into the leading brand for the next generation of technology leaders. Everyday our work is inspired by the fact that we get to be the change we want to see in the world.
In August of 2016, we changed hands for our next phase of growth. Under our new leadership, we continue to create impactful content, experiences, solutions and partnerships that build a more vibrant and diverse technology ecosystem.