Lesbians Who Tech All-Gender Book Club 530-7pm Free

About the All-Gender Book Club

Follow the rules below. This club is an interactive safe space for Lesbians Who Tech community members to learn, unpack, question, and challenge ourselves and each other. We actively center the experiences of LGBTQ women, WOC, and trans/nonbinary people, and we welcome allies to see these viewpoints. We actively build the queer culture and community we want to see in the world. And we like to read.

About Lesbians Who Tech

Lesbians Who Tech + Allies is a global community of over 40,000 LGBTQ women (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer) and nonbinary or gender nonconforming people in tech. Lesbians Who Tech promotes the visibility, leadership, and education of our community. 

Book Club Agenda:

530 PM - Order food and meet new people

6PM - Book discussion

630 PM - Networking + small group discussions

7PM - Good night!

Hosted by Dom Brassey (she/they)

Dom Brassey (she/they) is a San Francisco Bay Area-based communications consultant, technologist, and game designer currently working on the Brand Marketing team at Mapbox, a live location data platform powering your favorite location-based app experiences and the next generation of geo-spatial data visualizations. Formerly: Lesbians Who Tech; Prison University Project, and 500 Startups (Batch 14). Currently: Mapbox and Stanford University Graduate School of Business (Women in Management).

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dombrassey

Twitter: twitter.com/domlet

Rules of the All-Gender Book Club

* We read two books at a time. Because diversity. You can read one or both.

* Gender is awesome, and we educate each other about it. We use all the terms (ie, femme-of-center, andro, butch, cishet, AFAB, AMAB, enbie, gender-fluid, trans masculine, etc.) and we honor each other by learning and using appropriate pronouns.

* Cis Guys are welcome if they come as your guest. You are responsible for helping your guest understand the Lesbians Who Tech Code of Conduct. Cis guys, please reach out to your networks to find a sponsor.

Suggest a future book: twitter.com/domlet/status/958759883104403456

Twitter handles and hashtags:

@lesbiantech @domlet @Mapbox #LWTEastBay #AllGenderBookClub

Winter Books:

Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

By Kim Scott

Radical Candor is a simple idea: to be a good boss, you have to Care Personally at the same time that you Challenge Directly. Radical Candor offers a guide to those bewildered or exhausted by management, written for bosses and those who manage bosses. Taken from years of the author's experience, and distilled clearly giving actionable lessons to the reader; it shows managers how to be successful while retaining their humanity, finding meaning in their job, and creating an environment where people both love their work and their colleagues. 


When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir  

By Patrisse Khan-Cullors + asha bandele

Patrisse Cullors, one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, gives an empowering account of survival, strength, and resilience – and asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love. BLM organizers have been called terrorists, a threat to America. Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele seek to change a culture that declares innocent black life expendable.


Your host + organizer,

Dom Brassey (Mapbox)


This venue is accessible to wheelchair users. 

All ages welcome

No ID required.

Close to 19th St. BART Station

Read our Code of Conduct: Lesbianswhotech.org/code-of-conduct

About Lesbians Who Tech + Allies

Lesbians Who Tech + Allies is the largest LGBTQ technology community in the world -- committed to visibility, intersectionality, and changing the face of technology. The 40,000 non-binary, LGBTQ women, queer women of color (and our allies) in tech who make up our community come from every background and live in over 40+ cities worldwide. Over 5,000 women and non-binary people in tech attend our San Francisco Summit, making us the largest professional LGBTQ event in the world and the largest event for women in tech in California. Our programmatic work includes a coding scholarship for non-binary and LGBTQ women called the Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship Fund, a mentoring program, Bring a Lesbian to Work Day, and a leadership program -- #LWTSQUAD -- focused on supporting our members as they move into senior leadership roles and onto corporate boards. We're not just creating communities; we're pushing the tech sector to be more inclusive and changing the face of the entire tech industry.

To learn more go to Lesbianswhotech.org

Lesbians Who Tech Press

If Every Tech Conference Were Like Lesbians Who Tech, Tech Would Be A Much Better Place // BuzzFeed 

What it’s like to be a Lesbian in Tech // Fortune 

Second Annual “Lesbians Who Tech” Summit Ups the Ante // Autostraddle 

At Lesbians Who Tech, Silicon Valley is here and it's queer // DailyDot


Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 5:30pm