Welcome to the Project 18 Working Group. Omaha is currently the 18th best city in the nation for women in tech, and we’re dedicated to being #1!
Before we can become the #1 U.S. city for women in tech, we must first understand our local landscape. Our focus right now is to work with our lovely partners at Quantum Workplace on a survey of Omaha’s tech workforce. Please think of March 14th as a Survey Hack Night. We want to hear your voices!
- Project 18 will meet on the 2nd floor of Do Space. Parking is free. You don’t need to bring your Eventbrite ticket, but please RSVP. We can accommodate the first 60 RSVPs.
- Please read these recent SPN and Omaha World-Herald articles on the project.
- People of all genders and identities are welcome and encouraged to attend. We are stronger together!
Why is this so important for Omaha?
1 — It’s the right thing to do.
Women are leaving the tech field because they are often treated unfairly, underpaid, less likely to be fast-tracked than their male colleagues, and unable to advance. In Omaha, we believe it is our ethical and moral responsibility to create an environment where everyone has the opportunity to be happy and successful.
2 — It’s better for business.
Diverse teams perform better than monoculture teams because they challenge each other to think differently. We know that our ability to create innovative technology in Omaha is directly influenced by our ability to build environments which harness the power of different perspectives.
3 — It gives Omaha a competitive advantage.
Silicon Valley and other tech centers in the United States have created volatile environments for women. Let’s learn from their mistakes and show women technologists, at home and across the country, that Omaha is dedicated to becoming the most women-friendly tech community in the nation.