In March 2019, we’ll bring together women's rights and social justice activists from organizations across the United States for tech training, project work and community-building for three days in San Francisco. At the core of Tech2Empower USA is a project-based hackathon - Impact Challenge for Women's Rights and Social Justice - to be held on March 8th, International Women’s Day.  

During the Impact Challenge, teams of activists and tech volunteers will roll up their sleeves and undertake projects to advance initiatives focused on immigration, reproductive, and LGBTQIA rights, women's leadership, health and equity, racial justice, voter rights and to combat violence against women.

Participating activists and their organizations are then invited to apply for the Tech2Empower Impact Fellowship: 2 months of additional coaching, training and seed funding to further advance their social justice impact projects. 

The application for women's rights and social justice nonprofit organizations interested in participating in Tech2Empower USA 2019: Impact Challenge for Women's Rights and Social Justice is now closed. 

Learn more about Tech2Empower USA

Learn about last year's Tech2Empower USA 

In January 2018, WAKE's Tech2Empower brought together 45 gender and social justice leaders from across the country in San Francisco. Tech2Empower 2018 participants included leaders from nonprofit organizations working to fight Islamaphobia in Washington, DC, advocate for reproductive health and justice in Louisiana and Mississippi, offer legal services for victims of domestic violence in Minnesota, promote feminist art in Kentucky, provide sexual assault intervention and support groups for Latina immigrants in California, and more. 

Technology is key to advancing, uniting and strengthening the gender and social justice movements. We created Tech2Empower USA to address this need and to amplify this critical work. 

Huge thanks to our generous 2018 partners! Tech2Empower USA 2018 workshops and events were hosted by Mozilla, Google, YouTube, LinkedIn, Symantec, Slack and Twitter

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