women who tech

Byte Back Is up for Two Panels at SXSW 2020!

Byte Back Executive Director, Elizabeth Lindsey, is up for panels at SXSW and SXSW EDU in March 2020. SXSW is one of the most elite international conferences in existence, celebrating the convergence of tech, the interactive, film, and music in Austin, Texas. Selection at this prestigious conference depends on your support! Vote on the SXSW PanelPicker […]

Bridging the Gender Digital Divide – in Zimbabwe

Guest Blog by Nancy Kwangwa, Assistant Librarian-University of Zimbabwe Nancy Kwangwa served as a visiting fellow at Byte Back in fall 2018 through the Community Solutions Program, run by IREX and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. She shares the lessons she brought from DC to Zimbabwe and how she had an impact on the digital […]

‘Powering On’ Her Confidence

Guest Profile by Revé Van Croft, Consumer Technology Association Foundation  Originally published by the CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION, May 7, 2019 I had the immense pleasure of talking to Brenda Shelman, a 60-year-old Byte Back alumna who now works there administratively. It was wonderful learning about her and what pushed her forward in this journey of […]

From the Executive Director … 2018 Annual Report

Byte Back’s 2018 Annual Report Is Here, Along with a Message from Elizabeth Lindsey, Executive Director Imagine what poverty in this country would look like if people on the other side of the digital divide were given the opportunity to have living-wage careers in tech. You know how valuable a second chance can be. That’s […]

New Baltimore Site Director to Lead Expansion

Chrissie Powell Is Bringing Byte Back to Baltimore WASHINGTON, DC –Byte Back, a growing tech education nonprofit, today announced that Chrissie Powell was named as the organization’s Baltimore Site Director, leading the launch of its first expansion outside the Washington, D.C. metro region. This past October, Byte Back won a $1 million CAD ($775,000 USD) TD […]

LISTEN: Byte Back Chats with Lizzie from ‘Reply All’ Podcast

By Yvette Scorse, Communications Director One day, our comms team (Chris Miller and I) were doing our usual perusing of Byte Back’s Twitter notifications (yes, we read your tweets, so keep tagging us!). We noticed that a few DC tech friends had tagged us on Twitter … Such a good episode of @replyall and then […]

Byte Back Featured on NBC Washington’s Harris’ Heroes

HARRIS’ HEROES: Organization Helps Adults Embrace the Digital Age On November 2, Byte Back was featured on NBC Washington’s Harris’ Heroes. Bernadine, “Bernie,” was one of the students interviewed and shared how Byte Back courses have given her the instruction and motivation she needs to meet her career goals. Watch Bernie’s and Denise’s stories and […]

After 30 Years, a New Career in the Making

Patricia was interviewed by the BBC about why she chose to pursue training and a career in tech. By Yvette Scorse, Communications Director In today’s economy, retirement isn’t always the end of a career. Especially in Washington, DC, where the cost of living is twice as high as in other states, Social Security checks don’t usually […]

After 20 Years at Byte Back, She Has a Message for Students

Monique Looks Back at Two Decades of Inspiring Experiences with Students This month I say farewell to my Byte Back colleagues and to you, our students – future IT and business professionals. This has been my second home since 1998, when I started volunteering, then I returned to serve as a Board member, and then […]