The transgender community drives some of the leading innovations in tech, and tech plays a critical role in many transgender people’s lives and journeys. How can the tech industry better represent and support trans and gender nonconforming people in its companies, products, and with consumers?
Beginning in 2017, Transform Tech builds on TLC’s wealth of knowledge for the benefit of corporate partners and transgender employees and allies, as part of TLC’s legacy of ensuring the ability of TGNC people to survive and thrive, including through educating communities of allies. Transform Tech is a container created to bring together our tech and business partners to discuss the challenges, explore the possibilities, and share best practices and experiences.
From those concepts we have held annual day-long summits hosted by a leading tech company and partner Salesforce. Transform Tech invites employees working in fields of tech or business, allies, company leaders, and industry organizations to gather for a day of connection and networking amidst trainings for trans-inclusive company policy development and implementation, current best practices, trans-inclusive opportunities, and more. collaboration with Salesforce and Lesbians Who Tech, the 2017 summit engaged TGNC people, advocates, and experts in a multi-format, day-long event and produced over 200 attendees! This year, we will continue to deepen and form meaningful, reciprocal relationships with tech and business partners to better address the inclusion of TGNC as potential employees and clients.