Women of Silicon Valley (WoSV) is one of the largest interview repos online of women and gender queer folks in tech.
To date, we've interviewed over 400 techies, accrued 72K+ cross-platform followers, and received shout-outs from cool people like Melinda Gates and Chelsea Clinton. We’ve also received coverage on publications including ABC, Bustle, Buzzfeed, Corriere della Sera, and Mic.
Founded by Stanford-student-turned-Googler Lea Coligado, WoSV is a “Humans of New York” spin-off that tells the stories of resilient female and gender queer techies, particularly those of color.
“If you can’t see it, you can’t be it…”
or at least it’s really, really hard to be it. So our team of very-busy-and-very-fed-up-women-in-tech volunteers have taken it upon ourselves to increase the visibility of underrepresented techies online:
Lea Coligado, Founder
Lea (she/her) is a software engineer on Google Maps from Dallas, Texas. She started Women of Silicon Valley her junior year at Stanford because she had been sexually harassed during a technical internship the summer prior. As a the daughter of Vietnamese refugees and Filipino immigrants, she cares deeply about structurally elevating migrants displaced by forceful Western colonization. When not coding, Lea enjoys petting dogs, walking dogs, and Skyping her dogs back home, Snickers and Ollie.