Who We Are
We are a group of tech women in business and business women in tech. October 2010, we began as a private, invitation only facebook group with eight women, and the intention on offering a different space – one that encouraged others to speak up and help other women rather than stand by and solely promote our own work. By answering and helping others in a forum, we showcase our skills, expertise and all while helping another woman overcome a hurdle in her way. With First Class members in Chicago to Jamaica — we’ve now gone global!
What We Do
We create experiences that inspire and accelerate both online and offline conversations, improving the representation and ultimately the success of women in business and technology.
- First Class Membership
- Four Ways To Partner
- Unique Programming
Why We Do It
Less than 3% of venture capital funding goes to startups led by women* – this was the flame that started our fire and it’s on our agenda to change these numbers. Through membership dollars, we are enabled to pursue research, capture data, and on a journey to validate or invalidate assumptions around bias, education and create awareness.
*[2014 Babson College Study]
We begin with questions:
- How many women are pitching VC’s?
- How many women need startup capital?
- How much are they asking for?
No matter who you are, you are one of us
We invite you to because.... #together!
FIRST CLASS PROGRAMMING
Our programs facilitate experiences that engage like-minded people together sharing resources and ideas, developing connections, building and launching companies.
Join today to access networking through your local collective and a wide variety of local and national programs and events. Your membership makes possible the activities of a national organization promoting tech and entrepreneurship value on your behalf, and gives you access to professional development and exclusive benefits that can only be provided by an organization with the scale and reach of Ms.Tech.