DC Web Women is a professional organization of more than 3000 members located in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Our members are professional technologists, students, and enthusiasts who specialize in the fields of blogging, copywriting, computer science, editing and proofreading, e-marketing, graphic design, information technology, marketing/communications, multimedia, search engine marketing and optimization, social media, web analytics, web content, web design, web development, and web editing.
We are a 501(c)(6), not-for-profit trade association that was created to promote women in Web-related careers. DCWW is one of the premier technology organizations located in the Washington metropolitan area. In addition to our many tech seminars, panels, and networking events, DCWW also provides career development classes and workshops.
As part of our goal to support the DC tech scene, DCWW also partners with other like-minded local tech and non-tech communities and groups as well as participates in major tech trade shows such as FOSE and Digital East.
DCWW Mission Statement
DCWW is committed to the support and advocacy of women and girls in technology by providing a community in which they can develop, nurture, and promote their leadership, technical and professional skills.
DCWW Vision Statement
Our vision is to inspire, educate and encourage women and girls in technology.
DCWW started off in the summer of 1995 in a coffeehouse meeting between two technology enthusiasts, Debbie Weil and Catherine Buzzell. From that original meeting sprang a second meeting with three additional like-minded women, Cathy Ganssle, Shellie Holubek, and Miriam Jaffe at a woman-owned Internet service provider in the Washington, D.C. area. That meeting laid the foundation for what would soon become DC Web Women.
Adopting the “DC Webgrrls” moniker; twenty-one women attended the first official meeting on January 30, 1996, and more than 50 attended the kick-off meeting on March 26, 1996. On February 15, 1999, DC Webgrrls renamed the organization as “DC Web Women” and officially incorporated as a 501(c)(6) non-for-profit trade association.
As part of our mission to support and advocate for women and girls in technology, DCWW developed the initiative, Girls Rock on the Web (GROW).
GROW is a series of yearly events and activities that provide opportunities for girls aged 8 to 16 to learn more about Internet technology.
DCWW hopes that exposing these future leaders while young, to technology in a supportive encouraging environment will inspire them to pursue an interest or career in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or Web-based technologies.
To learn more about our GROW programs and how you can help, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DC Web Women is pleased to introduce a new series of hands-on, development and technology-focused workshops for interactive enthusiasts. Code(Her) workshops were created to help our attendees
- learn how to code at various levels and in relevant programming languages,
- brush up on skills, and
- explore the latest tools for online communication.
Learn more about the workshops.