5 Reasons to Join a WTN Circle

    The tech industry has long struggled with gender diversity, but organizations like the WomenTech Network are making strides to bridge the gap. One powerful way to contribute to this mission is by launching a WomenTech Network Circle. Here are five compelling reasons to start your own WomenTech Circle and become a catalyst for change in the tech community. 

    1. Foster Meaningful Connections 

     Launching a WomenTech Network Circle provides a unique platform to connect with other women in tech. These circles create an inclusive space where members can share experiences, offer support, and build lasting professional relationships. Networking within a Circle helps women expand their professional contacts, opening doors to new opportunities and collaborations that can propel their careers forward. 

    Example: Imagine regularly meeting with a group of women who are passionate about technology. These connections can lead to job referrals, collaborative projects, or simply a supportive network that understands the unique challenges faced by women in tech. 

    2. Get Access to Mentorship 

    Mentorship is a crucial element for career advancement, and WomenTech Network Circles are an excellent way to connect with mentors and mentees. Whether you’re looking to learn from someone more experienced within the Circle or share your knowledge with those just starting out, a Circle can provide the perfect environment for mentorship relationships to flourish. 

    Example: By participating in a WomenTech Circle, you might meet a Ssenior Ddeveloper who offers guidance on advancing your coding skills or a project manager who provides insights into navigating complex projects. 

    3. Enhance Your Skills 

    Being part of a WomenTech Circle allows you to continuously develop and enhance your skills. We advise Circle leaders to organize workshops, training sessions, and discussion groups focused on various tech topics and soft skills. This continuous learning environment ensures that you stay up to date with industry trends and develop the competencies needed to advance in your career. 

    Example: A Circle might host a workshop on the latest advancements in artificial intelligence or a session on effective communication strategies for tech leaders, providing valuable knowledge and skills to its members. Within the informal setting of the Circle, you will be able to ask all your questions to the workshop leader and effectively learn by getting hands-on tips and experience.   

    4. Develop Leadership Abilities 

    Leading a WomenTech Network Circle is an excellent opportunity to develop and showcase your leadership abilities. As a Circle leader, you’ll be responsible for organizing meetings, facilitating discussions, and ensuring that the group remains engaged and productive. This experience not only builds your leadership skills but also demonstrates your commitment to diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. 

    Example: As a Circle leader, you’ll gain experience in project management, public speaking, and team coordination—skills that are highly valued in any tech role which in addition can be added to your LinkedIn profile or resume to showcase your leadership experience.   

    5. Gain from Diverse Perspectives 

    One of the most significant benefits of participating in a WomenTech Circle is the opportunity to gain diverse perspectives. The tech industry thrives on innovation, and diverse teams are proven to be more creative and effective. By interacting with women from different backgrounds, industries, and levels of experience, you’ll gain new insights and ideas that can enhance your work and drive innovation. 

    Example: Discussions within your Circle might introduce you to unique problem-solving approaches or innovative uses of technology that you hadn’t considered before. 


    WomenTech Network empowers women in tech with career advancement opportunities and equips companies with tools for fostering diversity, ultimately bridging the gender gap in the technology industry. By becoming a Circle leader, you can play an essential role in this mission, supported by comprehensive resources, and a community dedicated to your success. 

    If you’re passionate about driving change in the tech industry and supporting the growth of women in tech, consider launching a WomenTech Network Circle. Join a community that values diversity, continuous learning, and mutual support, and take the first step towards making a lasting impact in the tech world. 

    See here how to start your own Circle and the support available for Circle leaders.

    Explore the Kick-off meeting guide for circle leaders.

    If you wish to join an existing circle in your region, explore the list here.