Who We Are
We are 400+ Women in Tech and male allies from varied backgrounds across Long Island. From newbies starting out to advanced application architects, our network is expansive. We invite professional women in all levels of their careers, students interested in a technical or computing career and men in tech who support diversity to join our group.
What We Do
We provide opportunities to network, learn new skills, provide or receive mentorship, get career support and give back to our community all here on Long Island. We foster a safe space for you to try something new, test out your ideas, share your concerns and get advice. This is a no judgement zone.
Why We Do It
You don’t have to trek into NYC to network with technology professionals, find a mentor, get career help or learn a new technical skill. LI Women in Tech brings all of that and more to you right here on Long Island. We provide a safe space for all women whether they’re just starting out in their careers or have been here for decades. We work to amplify the work you’re doing, help you make necessary connections and keep you engaged in your career while staying close to home.
Long Island Women in Tech aims to increase the number of women in technology roles on Long Island by providing a supportive community, mentorship, career development and education to women at all levels of their careers.
More About What We Do
Network with over 400 members from across Long Island and make the right contacts to help propel your career.
Find a mentor, sign up to be a mentor or ask the group for key advice along the way.
Join monthly local and online training meet ups to keep ahead of the curve on the latest technology and your career.
Get resume help, guidance on building your social brand, leadership tips and more. Members from a variety of backgrounds are available to help you define your career and take it to the next level.
Give back to our local community by volunteering in local schools, libraries and other community programs to help build tech interest on Long Island.
We foster a safe space for you to try something new, test out your ideas, share your concerns and get advice. This is a no judgement zone.
Founder & Organizer
Stefana founded LI Women in Tech in 2015 after realizing her network of other women in technology on Long Island was slim to none. Over the past 2 years, Stefana has grown the group from 5 members to over 250 and brought high-quality networking events and webinars to the techie ladies of Long Island. Stefana represents our group through her many volunteer activities in the community bringing computer science to children from pre-K through High School. By day, Stefana is a Vice President at a budding start-up, Opsani, building new tools for rapid app deployment.
Director & Social Media Guru
Shana heads up our social media presence at LI Women in Tech. You can find her on LinkedIN, Facebook and Twitter sharing the most recent content relevant to women in tech on Long Island. By day, Shana is a Salesforce Administrator & Front End Developer commuting on the LIRR and NYC subway to get to her job in Chelsea. She’s a tea enthusiast and loves working on her personal side projects.
Samantha is an experienced IT professional, who heads up our membership engagement and event planning. She has been in IT long enough to know that women in IT are commonly uncommon. She is passionate about empowering women especially in industries such as Technology and Telecommunications. By day, Samantha is the Director of Application Support and Maintenance at a local telecom & media company. She and her team design, build and manage enterprise databases, Hadoop platforms and production application environments.
Kerry helps us build out our brand at LI Women in Tech by reviewing content, our website and helping design our new logo. By day, Kerry is a User Experience expert with a background in graphic and user interface design.