RedChairPGH was formed in 2015 as a grassroots effort in response to troubling statistics in the tech workforce that showed a declining participation rate for women in computer science; from a peak of 37% in 1984 to less than 20% in 2011.  In November of 2015, with the support from the University of Pittsburgh, RedChairPGH hosted its first #sitwithme event to raise awareness of this disparity in Pittsburgh. 

Since 2015, Red Chair PGH has built a community that promotes awareness and empowers women to thrive. Red Chair PGH provides scholarships for students and facilitates growth both professionally and personally. 

A group of people all wearing shades of red smiling at the camera. The people in the foreground are sitting on the iconic red Sit With Me chair.
A photo of two women, both wearing red dresses smiling at the camera while sitting in the red Sit With Me chair.
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