Welcome to the Yahoo! Women in Tech blog! Yahoo! Women in Tech (WIT) is a grassroots organization focused on helping women succeed in their careers at Yahoo! by providing inspiration and support for our employees and the next generation of technical women. The organization was started by Karolina Buchner in October of 2006 as a way for women at Yahoo! to connect with and support each other and to also grow together. WIT is one of Yahoo!'s many Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Our ERGs help Yahoo! support and leverage our diversity to achieve better business results. Our group holds three main types of events:
- Seminars and Panels, where we ask leaders inside and outside of Yahoo! to give advice and talk about their career path
- Networking and Outreach, where we provide opportunities for women to meet and interact via workshops, dinners, and volunteer activities
- K-12 Programs, where we work with girls of all ages with the hope of inspiring them to come into technology.
We currently have chapters at our headquarters in Sunnyvale, our Southern California offices, and our Bangalore office! We hope to use this blog to highlight events and activities we have and also to notify folks of what's brewing in our future. Thank you for visiting and happy reading!