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New Local Group To Help Women Break Through Software Industry Norms

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The field of software developers and coders has been dominated by men for years but with more technology jobs opening up in the Tri-Cities, a local group is helping to empower women to fill some of those positions. The field of software developers and coders has been dominated by men for years but with more technology jobs opening up in the Tri-Cities, a local group is helping to empower women to fill some of those positions.
NBCRightNow.com - The field of software developers and coders has been dominated by men for years but with more technology jobs opening up in the Tri-Cities, a local group is helping to empower women to fill some of those positions.

Girl Develop It is a nationwide organization but a new chapter is kicking off their work in the Tri-Cities with a launch party this weekend.

"Part of what we're doing is giving women a basis to go learn more on their own and also to help them get over the imposter syndrome. To say, 'yeah I actually know something about how to do this kind of work," said Tanya Lasuk, one of the Co-Organizers of the group.

This Saturday is a chance for women in the technology world and even other fields to meet and discuss how to build a supportive environment for women to succeed in these jobs.

"A lot of times women feel, even men sometimes feel, 'Oh, I shouldn't be asking those questions, you're going to think I'm stupid. They're going to think that I'm not qualified' but we all start out asking questions," said new coder and member of the local chapter Elsie Puig.

Organizers say one of their goals is to erase that “imposter syndrome” for these local women. If you'd like to take part in the launch party of Girl Develop It they'll be at the Richland Public Library Saturday from 10 a.m to 1:30 p.m. 
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