About Us

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.

Our Mission:

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

Networking

Network with over 400 members from across Long Island and make the right contacts to help propel your career.

Mentoring

Find a mentor, sign up to be a mentor or ask the group for key advice along the way.

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Education

Join monthly local and online training meet ups to keep ahead of the curve on the latest technology and your career.

Career Support

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.

Community Engagement

Give back to our local community by volunteering in local schools, libraries and other community programs to help build tech interest on Long Island.

Safe Space

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.

Our Team

Stefana Muller

Stefana Muller

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. 

LaShana Breland

LaShana Breland

Director of Member Engagement

Shana heads up our member engagement at LIWiT managing our events, member activities and meet ups. As one of the first volunteers in our organization, Shana kicked off our social media presence and helps support our new members through communications. By day, Shana is a Salesforce Administrator & Front End Developer at Kelly Services. She’s a tea enthusiast and loves working on her personal side projects.

Samantha Seymour

Samantha Seymour

Director of Partnerships

Samantha is an experienced IT professional, who heads up LIWiT partnerships with local companies and organizations. 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.

Lee'Ann Burgess

Lee'Ann Burgess

Director, Social Media

Lee’Ann heads up our social media presence at LI Women in Tech. She is the founder of Social Vibe Marketing providing social media, web marketing and web development services to companies across the Tri-State area. Lee’Ann recently expanded her company to include a subdivision, SVM Logic, providing IT & Cybersecurity solutions for businesses. She has a background in data analytics, cyber security, business strategy & development getting her start in web development building niche eCommerce sites.

Kerry Harrison

Kerry Harrison

Director

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. 

Margarita Zias

Margarita Zias

Volunteer

Margarita is currently a Computer Science and Mathematics student at CUNY Queens College and has represented it and it’s tech incubator at various events around the country from SheHacks Boston to AthenaHacks in Los Angeles. She works as a cybersecurity facilitator for the tech incubator at Queen’s College and as a marketing assistant for a company called Texas Scenic. She loves building things as a result of her time working in an electrical shop when she was 16. Some of her hobbies include anime, superhero movies and diving!
Antonia Patterson

Antonia Patterson

Volunteer

Antonia helps manage the LiWiT website by keeping events and posts up to date and assisting in creating new content. By day she is the social media and public relations manager for AriDeonne. She is also a freelance graphic/ web designer working mostly with small companies to help develop new products and establish a web presence for emerging brands.