The next revolution will be in tech.


At Tech By Choice, we’re closing the wage gap in marginalized communities by helping adults enter, stay and thrive in the tech industry.

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Who We Are.

Our founder, Valerie Phoenix, started Tech By Choice in 2018 to help marginalized communities have access to personal development and skill-building workshops, ensuring that they gain the
necessary skills to enter and succeed in tech roles.

Since launching in 2018, we’ve launched three chapters, in Los Angeles, Oakland, and the DMV, where we’ve hosted over 20 events that supported over 1000 members.

We’re dedicated to ensuring that diversity exists in tech, and we’re helping people in our communities enter, stay and thrive in the industry.

Our TBC Together program is disrupting diversity in tech.

Our initiative allows our community members to get stipend backed, hands-on experience by helping to code, design, write, and project manages our community driven projects. This provides every member of any skill level with the opportunity to cultivate marketable skills to land their next job.


The lack of diversity in tech is an issue that affects everyone.

Every year, underrepresented employees in tech experience burnout due to the lack of support in their work environments.

In addition, lacking diversity contributes to environments that create technology that actively harms marginalized communities.

With your help, Tech By Choice can change this narrative and make sure that the tech industry is welcoming for everyone, whether you are an employee or an avid tech user.

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of women leave the industry after their first year working in tech.


of employees have reported facing racial or ethnic discrimination in the workplace.


of Indigenous people struggle to find mentors in STEAM Fields.

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