About the All-Gender Book Club:
Follow the rules below. This club is an interactive safe space for Lesbians Who Tech community members to learn, unpack, question, & challenge ourselves & each other. We actively center the experiences of LGBTQ women, WOC, & trans/nonbinary people, & we welcome allies to see from this cultural vantage. We actively build the queer culture & community we want to see in the world. And we like to read.
About Lesbians Who Tech
Lesbians Who Tech + Allies is a global community of over 40,000 LGBTQ women (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans & queer) & nonbinary or gender nonconforming people in tech. Lesbians Who Tech promotes the visibility, leadership, & education of our community.
Book Club Agenda
6:30 PM - Refreshments & networking
6:45 PM - Moderated book discussion
8:00 PM - Open networking
8:30 PM - Wrap & release
Co-hosted by Dom Brassey (she/they)
Dom Brassey (she/they) is a San Francisco Bay Area-based communications consultant, technologist, & game designer currently working on the Brand Marketing team at Mapbox, a live location data platform powering your favorite location-based app experiences & the next generation of multi-dimensional business intelligence data visualizations. Formerly: Lesbians Who Tech; Prison University Project, & 500 Startups (Batch 14). She facilitates Women in Management groups at Stanford University Graduate School of Business & runs an All-Gender Book Club in Oakland, San Francisco, & Palo Alto.
Co-hosted by Katie Pantell (she/her)
Katie Pantell is a full-stack web developer at Udemy, the world's largest online learning marketplace. Voted #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area in 2018, Udemy is so excited to be hosting Lesbians Who Tech + Allies! Reach out to learn more about Udemy & our mission to improve lives through learning.
Rules of the All-Gender Book Club
* We read two books at a time. Because diversity. You can read one or both.
* Cis Guys are welcome if they come as your guest. You are responsible for helping your guest understand the Lesbians Who Tech Code of Conduct. Cis guys seeking sponsors: ask around; do not show up unattached.
* Gender is awesome, & we educate each other about it. We use all the terms (ie, femme-of-center, andro, butch, cishet, AFAB, AMAB, enbie, gender-fluid, trans masculine, etc.) & we honor each other by learning & using correct pronouns.
How to suggest a book: twitter.com/domlet/status/958759883104403456
Twitter handles & hashtags:
@lesbiantech @domlet @Udemy @Mapbox #LWTSanFrancisco #AllGenderBookClub
Spring 2019 Books
By Michelle Obama
Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, & planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, this book invites us to feel, map, assess, & learn from the swirling patterns around us in order to better understand & influence them as they happen. This is a resolutely materialist spirituality based equally on science & science fiction, a visionary incantation to transform that which ultimately transforms us.
Buy the book: https://amzn.to/2RzQRlq
Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, & Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters & the Movement That Changed Modern Art
By Mary Gabriel
Set amid the most turbulent social & political period of modern times, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic, always exhilarating chronicle of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting--not as muses but as artists. From their cold-water lofts, where they worked, drank, fought, & loved, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world for themselves & countless others to come.
Buy the book: https://amzn.to/2RAX1lh
Your hosts + organizers,
Dom Brassey (Mapbox)
Katie Pantell (Udemy)
Close to Montgomery BART. Parking garage & free public bike parking on premises.
This event space is wheelchair accessible, with ADA compliant entrance & restrooms.
All ages welcome
No ID required
Read our Code of Conduct:Lesbianswhotech.org/code-of-conduct
About Lesbians Who Tech + Allies
Lesbians Who Tech + Allies is the largest LGBTQ technology community in the world -- committed to visibility, intersectionality, & changing the face of technology. The 40,000 non-binary, LGBTQ women, queer women of color (and our allies) in tech who make up our community come from every background & live in over 40+ cities worldwide. Over 5,000 women & non-binary people in tech attend our San Francisco Summit, making us the largest professional LGBTQ event in the world & the largest event for women in tech in California. Our programmatic work includes a coding scholarship for non-binary & LGBTQ women called the Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship Fund, a mentoring program, Bring a Lesbian to Work Day, & a leadership program -- #LWTSQUAD -- focused on supporting our members as they move into senior leadership roles & onto corporate boards. We're not just creating communities; we're pushing the tech sector to be more inclusive & changing the face of the entire tech industry.
To learn more go toLesbianswhotech.org
Lesbians Who Tech Press
If Every Tech Conference Were Like Lesbians Who Tech,Tech Would Be A Much Better Place// BuzzFeed
What it's like to be a Lesbian in Tech// Fortune
Second Annual Lesbians Who Tech Summit Ups the Ante// Autostraddle
At Lesbians Who Tech, Silicon Valley is here & it's queer// DailyDot