The career path of a woman in tech, Kunche thinks, can be lonely. “Sometimes being in a room full of men whether it’s at work or a in a classroom can make you feel like the odd one out, as though you don’t belong there,” she says. “It is important for women to know that they are not alone.”
That’s why, around the world, women software engineers have started all sorts of local organizations to support each other. Finding one of these organizations has mostly been a matter of word of mouth or surfing the web; Kunche found out about the Washington, D.C., group through a listing on Meetup.com.
Kunche decided she could help bring women in tech together simply by making it easier to find these support groups.
She’s put them together into an interactive map; you can zoom in to a community, browse the available groups, and click through to their individual web sites for more information. (If you know of an organization that isn’t yet on the map, you can report it to her here.)