Connecting with our community at the #GETDC Big Think

At GET Cities, our approach to our work is driven by our belief in the power of community as a driving force for change. This is reflected in the strategic partnerships we’ve formed nationally, as well as the working groups and programs we’ve built in Chicago, our inaugural city.

Reflections from the other side of the pandemic: Moving forward with purpose

Today, July 1, 2021, I turn 54 years old. I’m not convinced it’s fair to age a year after the lost time and experiences we’ve collectively accumulated during the pandemic. I feel like we deserve a bit of a do-over. I can turn 54 next year. But in all seriousness…

Getting to know GET Cities

We’ve been at the work of GET (Gender Equality in Tech) Cities for a little over a year now, and by this fall we will be actively pursuing equity and inclusion in the tech economy in three US cities (Chicago,...

Building an alliance working toward equity in entrepreneurship

Tech entrepreneurship in Chicago is an unequal playing field, and underestimated tech founders are not given the opportunities and access (to networks, capital, and information) necessary for success. We recognize that this isn’t an accident; it’s by design. We also recognize that this means we cannot address systemic gender and.

GET Chicago’s inaugural fellowship

GET Cities is excited to introduce the inaugural cohort of the GET Chicago Fellowship, launching January 2021. We at GET Cities envision a tech industry that is an engine for, not against, equity. Developing an industry that makes space for a diversity of backgrounds and identities is not a product.

Leslie Smith Joins GET Cities as new National Director

We are so excited to welcome Leslie Lynn Smith as our new GET Cities National Director. Leslie is the founding president and CEO of Epicenter, the nonprofit hub of the greater Memphis entrepreneurial movement. Smith’s role in Memphis came after five years of successful entrepreneurial leadership as president and CEO…

Break Through Tech: Interview with Founder Judy Spitz

I have been lucky to get to know Judy Spitz, the founder of Break Through Tech, as I have transitioned into the role of Chicago Director of GET Cities. Judy originally founded the organization as WITNY (Women in Tech New York), which focused on graduating women with computer science degrees

Black Lives Matter, in Tech

As the GET Cities Chicago team, we stand firmly in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.