Women in Tech Cluj started in April 2018 after many months of tinkering on how cool it would be to have recurrent meetups where women take the spotlight. The tipping point was a dinner with several tech enthusiasts gathered around (and thanks to) Sarah Drasner, an award-winning speaker with a stellar technical career. Then, the founders, Oana, Mela and Gina, understood the need and interest for such a community.
Its mission is to share, support and grow together. The organization aims to make technical women's work visible and support them to stand up and have a voice. To do so, they meet at least once a month and experiment with formats and topics, both technical and non-technical ones.
They stay true to their values and remain neutral to company publicity or recruitment attempts, as they believe creating a safe space is essential to building a healthy community. They nevertheless hold meetups in companies' offices and coworking spaces to be connected to the local business environment.
Despite the (apparently) exclusive name, they welcome men and women to be part of Women in Tech Cluj. Although a choice was made over and over again regarding the word, they believe that in today's world, women are wearing different hats and sometimes lack the confidence to promote their results, go for that promotion, and apply for that job. Please join if you want to assist them in making this happen: https://www.