– Neha Abraham, Software Engineer
WIT PGH is a community of women, womxn, non-binary folks, and allies championing for the diverse and intersectional experience in tech. We aim for tech equity and advocacy through digital literacy and autonomy.
As Pittsburgh evolves from the City of Steel to a city of technology, womxn remain highly underrepresented. In fact, studies show that womxn hold only 25% of the tech jobs in Pittsburgh – some would argue these numbers are even lower. When broken down further on a national level, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 5% of computing jobs are held by Asian womxn, 3% are held by Black womxn, and only 1% held by Latinx womxn. Moreover, Pittsburgh ranks very low on the best cities for womxn in tech to work and live. We are number 46th to be exact.