TransTech Social Enterprises Gives Transgender People Opportunities

By: Meghan Young - Feb 11, 2015
References: transtechsocial.org & fastcompany
The tech industry is making meaningful strides to become more gender-neutral, yet TransTech Social Enterprises addresses an important minority that has yet to be given similar attention: the transgender community. This start-up shows that while many companies have strict policies against gender discrimination, transgender individuals tend to fall through the cracks.

TransTech Social Social Enterprises is a training academy based in Chicago, Illinois, that "is working to empower and employ members of the trans community through apprenticeships in graphic design and web development, which allow telecommuting opportunities," writes Fast Company. CEO Angelica Ross, who was a show girl before teaching herself to build websites and work in the industry for 10 years, says, "Let’s fantasize about a world in which we all can co-exist, and where there is just talent that recognizes talent."