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Photo of Tokyo with “The Definitive Guide to Women’s Tech Events & Communities” written over it

The Definitive Guide to Women’s Tech Events and Communities in Tokyo

Mary Sedarous
May 30, 2018 · 8 min read

The scarcity of women in STEM, particularly in Tokyo, is a subject that we at Code Chrysalis care a lot about. We are often asked about communities or other organizations dedicated to women in technology and, in answer to that, we have created this list of women’s tech communities in Tokyo.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced professional, these communities are a great way of connecting with other women in the field, gaining new insight, and challenging yourself.

If you know of a community focused on supporting women in technology that we have missed, please let us know and we would be happy to review and add.

We hope this list can help you find your fem tech family in Tokyo.

日本語のバージョンははてなブログにアップロードされました!

This English version is the most up-to-date though!

Update 5.28.2019: We added in a few more mostly Japanese-language tech groups, but have not yet updated the Japanese version of this blog post.

AITC女子会 (AITC Joshi)

Research consortium meant for women working in the tech industry, particularly in regard to staying abreast of new, cutting-edge tech development.

Events held in Japanese.
Facebook Page | Tokyo Events on Connpass

AnitaB.org Tokyo

Global non-profit based in California with a primary aim to recruit, retain, and advance women in technology. They are most notable for running the annual Grace Hopper Conferences.

Events held in both English and Japanese.
Official Website | Tokyo Events on Meetup

Azure Women’s Club (JAZUG女子部)

“お仕事でAzureを利用している方から、趣味でAzureを使ってみたいという方まで、皆さんからのご参加をお待ちしています♪”

Events held in Japanese.
Facebook Page | Informational Slide

BlueMix Girls

“Bluemix User Group(BMXUG -ビーザグ)は、アプリケーション構築/管理/実行のためのオープン·スタンダードとクラウドをベースとした次世代PaaS「IBM Bluemix」の利用促進や情報交換のためのユーザーグループです。
ただしこれは女子部!「Bluemix」に限定せず、アプリ開発然りITに 関連/興味をお持ちの女性であれば誰でも参加可能です!
インフラからプログラムまで、ばりばりの女性エンジニアの方からこれから学ぶ!という方々まで、経験や役割の隔たりなく、IT関連の女性陣でのネットワーキングを深める場としましょう!”

Events held only in Japanese.
Facebook Group | Tokyo Events on Connpass

Creators Learning English Meetup

Meetups aimed at “creators,” engineers, and designers meant to improve English skills through actual use in relation to one’s specialty.

Events held in English.
Facebook Group | Tokyo Events on Connpass

Code Chrysalis

Of course we would talk about ourselves.

We hold many events focused on helping women get into the technology sector as software engineers. A lot of our events are beginner friendly and we also collaborate a lot with other groups on here. If you’d like to collaborate with us on an event, please reach out.

Events held in both Japanese and English.
Facebook Group for Women | Tokyo Events on Meetup

DevJapan

DevJapan hosts monthly developer hangouts, including a women and non-binary coding meetup. Aimed at all levels — -beginners are very welcome.

Events held in both Japanese and English.
Tokyo Events on Meetup

Django Girls Japan

Monthly meetups to teach Python, particularly Django. Aimed mostly at beginners.

Events held in Japanese.
Official Website | Tokyo Events on Connpass

Droid Girls

A community for women interested in Android development. They hold monthly meetups.

Events held in Japanese.
Tokyo Events on Connpass

EdTechWomen (ETW) Tokyo

The Tokyo chapter of the American EdTechWomen organization, meant to increase the number of women in STEM and support a new generation of female STEM leaders.

Events held in Japanese.
Official Website | Facebook Page

Geek Girl Carrots Japan

Geek Girl Carrots is a global non-profit organization and their Japan chapter just started recently. They hold women-focused events at various companies around Tokyo to encourage more women to consider a career in tech.

Events held in both Japanese and English.
Facebook Group

Geek Women Japan

Geek Women Japan is a conference event management organization where female engineers gather.

Events held in Japanese.

Official Website | Tokyo Events on Techplay

Gekkan Fin-Talk

Monthly fintech-related meetups for women.

Events held in Japanese.
Tokyo Events on Connpass

Girls in Tech

Girls in Tech (GIT) is a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology. They hold regular events and hackathons.

Events held in Japanese.
Official Website | Facebook Page

Google Technology User Group Girls (GTUG)

Once every two month meetup meant for beginners, covering various programming topics.

Events held in Japanese.
Official Website | Tokyo Events on Connpass

Hexagon UX Tokyo

UX women unite!

This is the Tokyo chapter of the larger Hexagon UX organization.

“We are here to create a community that encourages women to innovate and disrupt. Our events includes workshops, panels, and talks. Women, men, robots… as long as you believe in power of women, you are all welcome. Come and join us for nights of inspiration and fun.”

Events held in English and Japanese.
Official Website | Facebook

IEEE Japan Council WIE (Women in Engineering)

IEEE Japan Council WIE supports career development of female engineers and researchers, and provides opportunities for global networking, mentorship and collaboration.

Events held in both English and Japanese.
Official Website | Facebook Group

Java女子部 (JavaJo)

Java study and exchange group for women.

Events held in Japanese.
Tokyo Events on DoorKeeper

Ladies ++

“This is our honest endeavour to get women more closer to C by the means of our workshops, meetups, hackathons etc. Our event is a way to bring experts and beginners of C++ together so that they can share and learn at the same time. Meant for both beginners and experienced programmers.”

Events held in Japanese.
Tokyo Events on Connpass

Japan Softlayer Girls Group

SoftLayerに限定せず、クラウドやITに 関連/興味をお持ちの女性であれば誰でも参加可能です!

インフラからプログラムまで、ばりばりの女性エンジニアの方から

  • そもそもSoftLayerって何?
  • クラウドってよく聞くけどいまいちよく分かんないという方まで。

経験や役割の隔たりなく、IT関連の女性陣でのネットワーキングを深める場としましょう!

Events held in Japanese.
Facebook Group

Ladies That UX Tokyo

The Tokyo chapter of an originally Manchester-based group, Ladies that UX is a monthly meetup that creates a welcoming, transparent community of women that work in UX, who positively promote and teach each other.

Events held in Japanese.
Official Website | Tokyo Events on Meetup

Linux Women

“Linuxが好き、Linuxを業務で利用しているエンジニアのスキル向上を応援しています。

勉強会は基本的に男女共学で、女性も参加しやすいように心がけています。”

Events held in Japanese.
Official Website | Tokyo Events on Connpass

Machine Learning Tokyo

A woman-led machine learning group. Currently, they organize a weekly study group for beginners, following online tutorials on Machine Learning and Deep Learning. All professional backgrounds as well as students from all fields are welcome.

Events held in English and Japanese.
Facebook Page | Tokyo Events on Meetup

Nerd Nite Tokyo

Consistent, monthly events about a whole host of nerdy topics, not limited to tech.

“Nerd Nite is “the Discovery Channel with beer”, a worldwide monthly event series that mixes presentations, performances, trivia, demos, music, and of course drinking.”

The Tokyo chapter is held at Nagatacho Grid.

Events are held in English.
Official Website | Mailing List | Facebook | Twitter

Node女学園

Node女学園is a community for women interested in NodeJS.

Events held in Japanese.
Tokyo Events on Connpass

PyLadies Tokyo

The Tokyo chapter of the global “PyLadies” group. Events meant to connect “Pythonistas” regardless of experience. Both beginners and experienced programmers are welcome.

Events held in Japanese.
Official Website | Tokyo Events on Connpass

Rails Girls

Rails Girls is a global non-profit — this is their branch in Tokyo supporting women using Ruby on Rails.

Events held in Japanese.
Official Website | Tokyo Events on Doorkeeper

SheShaped

Non-exclusive to tech, this new organization has a mission to shape a global community of collaboration that celebrates and empowers women from all industries.

Events held in English.
Official Website | Facebook Page | Tokyo Events on Meetup

SoGal Tokyo

SoGal recently launched in Tokyo. It’s more entrepreneur-focused, but there is an ample amount of talk about technology!

“SoGal is the largest global platform for the education and empowerment of diverse entrepreneurs and investors. Our mission is to close the diversity gap in entrepreneurship and venture capital.”

Facebook Page | Official Website

Space Cafe Tokyo

Exactly what it sounds like.

“Space Cafe Global is the international home of a growing number of space events around the world. Volunteer organizers curate monthly or bi-monthly speaker series covering space topics from science to business to engineering to art. We periodically run competitions for grant money to start up new locations.”

Events held in English (and Japanese?).
Official Website | Facebook

Tech Play 女子部

Meant for female developers from various backgrounds, with both paid and free events covering a variety of topics.

Events held in Japanese.
Tokyo Events on Techplay

Women in Technology Japan

Women in Technology Japan (WITJ) was founded in 2013, with the vision to bring more women into the technology field and grow the next generation leaders at the forefront of innovation.

Events held in both Japanese and English.
Official Website | Facebook Group

Women Who Code Tokyo

The Tokyo branch of the global non-profit Women Who Code, which is the largest and most active community of engineers dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. WWC envisions a world where women are representative as technical executives, founders, VCs, board members, and software engineers.

Events held in English and Japanese.
Facebook Group | Tokyo Events on Meetup

XR女子部

Meetup supporting women in AR/VR, mixing real spaces with virtual spaces.

Events held in Japanese.
Tokyo Events on Connpass


A big thank you to all of you organizers, leaders, and promoters that make these organizations and events possible. 🙏🏼 Let’s continue to share, collaborate, and grow! 🌱


Written by Mary Sedarous and Yan Fan.

Code Chrysalis is a coding school located in the heart of Tokyo, best known for our intensive 3-month full-stack software engineering bootcamp. See why we are the industry leader in technical education in Japan.

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