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10 Slack Communities You Need To Join If You Are A Woman In Tech
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The bad news. Being a woman in tech it can be a challenge to hunt down job opportunities, high-quality training, and inclusive workspaces. The good news? There are an increasing number of communities out there doing the most to support women in tech. Did you know there are a whole bunch of them on Slack?
Not just for office-use, there are a growing number of exclusive Slack groups for women in tech ready to offer support, enhance your career, and grow your network. In these career goldmines you can connect with talented leaders, study along with peers, and access curated job boards.
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We’ve done the digging and compiled a list of 10 of the best Slack communities to join to boost your career. See you there.
Recruitment isn’t all we do. Did you know Xena has its very own Slack channel dedicated to inspire, support and empower women in technology and their allies? Our community is a place where you can access our monthly Meetups, connect with women at all levels, become a tech speaker, and digest exclusive content from industry leaders & experts on our XenaZine. Sign up here. Come and say hi!
Interested in building a career in blockchain and web3? This Slack was made for you. Join for free and connect with diverse women from all over the world with a range of skill sets and backgrounds. For those seeking a little extra, you can also register in mentorship cohorts for Web2 and Web3 development, crypto trading, decentralised finance, and product management.
Empower Her is a non-profit dedicated to supporting women throughout all stages of career building no matter your age or current skill set. In this Slack group you will find conversations on any and all topics regarding the technology field. Here you can find advice, feedback, or simply a space to vent. If you are after a community of strong women who will hold you accountable to your goals, sign up here and see for yourself.
The She+ Geeks Out Slack community provides women in tech an opportunity to network and connect with each other as well as with companies on the hunt for new hires. She+ also supports companies in their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts by providing them with knowledge and tools necessary to foster an inclusive environment. It’s a win-win.
Tech Sisters is a safe space for Muslim women to share experiences, get support, and help eachother grow both professionally and personally. The community looks to challenge the perception of Muslim women in tech by highlighting their accomplishments and inspiring each other through mentorship and collaboration.
This one is for all the women and non-binary professionals working in UX. Hexagon UX is free to join with chapters all around the world offering events, mentorship opportunities and peer support. Their dedicated Slack group encourages members to participate in conversations, portfolio reviews and share learnings.
Connect with 99,000 other R programmers from all around the world, all with the same goal of networking and communicating in a safe environment. Inside, people ask questions, communicate their experiences and insights, and share their wins and challenges. You can also find resources and many job postings inside the online group.
If you are a woman living in Africa and you are interested in a tech career, this is the Slack for you. She Code Africa is a non-profit organisation that empowers girls and women in tech across Africa. In a Slack community of over 6,500, members can network, stay updated and support each other, as well as participate in events such as hackathons and code camps.
Calling all technologists, HR professionals, female founders, and female technologists, look no further for a 2000-strong community of tech career advancers and job-seekers. This Slack group offers resources, opportunities, events and training for free to help you land your next job in tech.
By and for women of colour working in the tech community, this Slack group offers a space where members can talk about the unique challenges they face, offer support and build lasting friendships.