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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 from this cultural vantage. 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

6:30 PM - Refreshments and networking

6:45 PM - Moderated book discussion

8:00 PM - Open networking

8:30 PM - Wrap and release

Co-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 multi-dimensional business intelligence data visualizations. Formerly: Lesbians Who Tech; Prison University Project, and 500 Startups (Batch 14). She facilitates Women in Management groups at Stanford University Graduate School of Business and runs an All-Gender Book Club in Oakland, San Francisco, and Palo Alto.



Co-hosted by Katie Pantell (she/her)

Katie Pantell is a full-stack web developer at Udemy, the world’s largest online learning marketplace. Voted #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area in 2018, Udemy is so excited to be hosting Lesbians Who Tech + Allies! Reach out to learn more about Udemy and our mission to improve lives through learning.


Rules of the All-Gender Book Club

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

* 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 seeking sponsors: ask around; do not show up unattached.

* 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 correct pronouns.

How to suggest a book:

Twitter handles and hashtags:

@lesbiantech @domlet @Udemy @Mapbox #LWTSanFrancisco #AllGenderBookClub

Spring 2019 Books


By Michelle Obama

Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, this book invites us to feel, map, assess, and learn from the swirling patterns around us in order to better understand and influence them as they happen. This is a resolutely materialist “spirituality” based equally on science and science fiction, a visionary incantation to transform that which ultimately transforms us.

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Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art

By Mary Gabriel

Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic, always exhilarating chronicle of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting--not as muses but as artists. From their cold-water lofts, where they worked, drank, fought, and loved, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world for themselves and countless others to come.

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Your hosts + organizers,

Dom Brassey (Mapbox)

Katie Pantell (Udemy)

  • Close to Montgomery BART. Parking garage and free public bike parking on premises.
  • This event space is wheelchair accessible, with ADA compliant entrance and restrooms.
  • All ages welcome
  • No ID required
  • Read our 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.

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