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"Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are. Choosing authenticity means cultivating the courage to be imperfect, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable; exercising the compassion that comes from knowing that we are all made of strength and struggle; and nurturing the connection and sense of belonging that can only happen when we believe that we are enough." - Brene Brown


 Co- founded by Christine Priester and Charise Van Liew, GEMS in Tech is a vibrant community of authentic women dedicated to empowering fellow women, especially women of color, throughout their journey in the tech industry. Our core mission revolves around leveraging technology to address systemic challenges hindering women's equality. We believe that women's empowerment is paramount, and to achieve this, we offer a holistic approach that encompasses support, empowerment, and the provision of high-quality resources within a safe environment.


Our impact goes beyond financial metrics; it's about the positive change we bring to the lives of those we serve. At GEMS in Tech, we understand that actions speak louder than words, and our initiatives reflect our commitment to making a difference. We firmly believe in the strength of community and recognize it as the cornerstone of our endeavors.


Driven by a singular goal of fostering equality and opportunity, we are united in our dedication to making the world a better place for all, with a particular focus on ensuring women have equal footing in the tech industry. Join us at GEMS in Tech, where we stand together, stronger, and committed to creating a more inclusive and empowering future.

By harnessing the power of community, mentorship, and skill-building opportunities, we aim to break down barriers, amplify diverse voices, and foster a more equitable tech industry. Join GEMs in Tech today and embark on a transformative journey toward empowerment, resilience, and success in technology.

“Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”

- Madam C.J. Walker.

Our Mission

Our Mission

GEMS in Tech is a community of authentic women united to empower other women, especially women of color, in every aspect of life during their journey within the tech industry.

We Need Your Support Today!

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