In general, much of what women hear about working in tech is about problems and difficulties women face, working in all male teams. For women, this can easily lead to insecurities and a feeling that “tech is not really for me”. But not having women represented in the tech industry is a real problem:

1. women miss out on tech careers with interesting work and good salaries;
2. diversity is needed to build tech products that have to be useful to as many users as possible, and a sector that is dominantly male does not represent the users that buy the products;
3. the tech sector faces a shortage of software developers, UX/UI designers, data analysts etc., and without getting more women trained in these professions, these shortages will not disappear.

TechFems is an empowering and supportive community for women, by women. It provides personal tech and career support, and offers its members a safe environment to share their plans, ambitions, doubts and questions with each other. By building this community, TechFems stimulates professional as well as personal growth.

Donate to TechFems

TechFems was founded in 2023 following a separation from CodeWomen/OCC. After this painful but necessary step we need your help.

In 2023, our primary focus is on forging connections with sponsors who are committed to championing gender diversity in the tech sector. We believe in not only providing a safe haven for networking, learning, and sharing our love for tech but also in nurturing the growth of a diverse and thriving tech industry.

To achieve this, we eagerly welcome funding partners who share our vision of promoting diversity and equality in the tech world. Together, we aim to make a resounding statement for inclusivity and progress.

How to Sponsor us

If you are thinking of sponsoring us or want to know more, feel free to contact Henriette Hettinga or just send us a message below!


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Partner with us

We also welcome other contributions for the TechFems’ organisation or their participants, such as hosting, tickets for conferences, discounts for courses, internship opportunities, printing of promotional material, and other resources.

“What I value the most is that it’s a diverse and inclusive community, and coaches from all ethnicities and backgrounds are welcome. I particularly like the introductions section in our sessions, where the facilitators usually insist on what are your skills instead of what you do. Since I’m not coding as much as I used to, I feel I won’t be a good coding coach, but this approach in the introductions makes me feel welcomed and valued.”

Imma Valls

Coach, TechFems

Collaboration with coding schools

Currently, we collaborate with several coding academies in Barcelona. If you are a coding school or bootcamp and want to partner with us, let’s start a conversation!

“Attending my first coding event organized by Henriette and her team in 2022 was an incredibly positive experience. Honestly, I’ve never felt such a supportive atmosphere anywhere in my life. I could never have imagined that feminism could manifest in such a way, where women genuinely support and want to help each other. It was truly amazing. The inclusivity was palpable. For me, TechFems, in three words, is: highly supportive, exceptionally warm, and incredibly fun.”

Gabi Szabo

Web Developer

“TechFems is more than just an organization; it’s a supportive family that empowers us to reach new heights in the tech world. We love every moment spent here and are incredibly grateful for the growth it has brought into our lives.”

Sabina Ruiters

from Barcelona

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Founded in October 2023, TechFems is a dynamic and inclusive initiative committed to empowering women+ in the tech industry. Our mission is to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and provide the support and resources needed for women and gender-diverse individuals to thrive in the world of technology.

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