RC Woodmass

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RC Woodmass (they/them), a trained classical soprano, is a non-binary lesbian now working in tech. They are the founder of Queerit, a queer, feminist, anticapitalist digital agency. For the last three years they have immersed themself in the tech sector, co-leading the Montreal chapter of Lesbians Who Tech (& Allies) to be one of the most active chapters in their global network from 2016-2018. RC spent a year working as a product designer, applying their talents in speaking, writing, and design as a founding employee of diversity and inclusion startup Crescendo. They have been called a “rising star in the queer/feminist movement” and work tirelessly for the visibility of queer and trans folks in the tech sector, as well as in society at large. They love cycling, writing poetry, gardening, and their cat, Didi.

Building an inclusive organization is essential. Beyond productivity and revenue, studies show that millenials consider inclusion to be non-negotiable. Making a safe space for everyone to be “out” as their full, complex selves, increases diversity of thought, creativity, empathy, and team rapport. Identity and life experience matters just as much as skills and work experience. I take a no-nonsense, direct approach to organizational and structural change. To bring me in to maximize inclusivity in your organization, or to speak at your conference, contact me.

“Loved their calmness and simple, clear delivery.”

  — Audience Member

Past Engagements

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  • #VentureOut2019

    “Queer & Trans in Product: Why it really matters” – Workshop   Queer people have change tolerance – we are used to flowing through changing states in life in ways others are not. @rwoodmass is making us realize allll the ways our queerness = strength! 💪🏼🌈 #VentureOut2019 — Venture Out (@venture__out) March 15, 2019 @rwoodmass

    March 15, 2019
  • All Tech is Human: A Summit on Ethical Tech

    Machines of Love & Grace: Building Truly Inclusive AI. A panel featuring RC Woodmass, Bella Wang, Amanda Levendowski , Nell Watson & moderated by John C. Havens.

    October 20, 2018
  • Women Techmakers MTL

    We Belong Here: How to achieve true inclusivity in the tech sector RC Woodmass and Rachel Jean-Pierre   @pradarachelita & @rwoodmass know something about #diversity and #inclusion. Both co-directors of @lesbiantech Montreal will share concrete suggestions for tech organizations.Find out more! > https://t.co/ktNilpymGR #WTM18 #IWD18 #WTM_Montreal #womentechmakers pic.twitter.com/UV9RnOplgC — WTM Montreal (@WTM_Montreal) February 26, 2018

    March 17, 2018

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