I was really wondered today when I came across really interesting initiative of some women in #phpc IRC channel. They are trying to create some place where PHP women will be able to communicate and feel included in the world of PHP. Ligaya Turmelle (DevZone Roving Reporter) is one of the leaders spearheading the formation of phpwomen.org. She posted an update on their progress her blog recently. She talks about their new website, www.phpwomen.org, their mailing list which can be joined here and their irc channel on freenode.net, #phpwomen. She said:
It is women encouraging women to be active in the greater PHP World. We may be a small group but we have a big impact and are proud of who and what we are. We don’t wish to be exclusive and stand outside the PHP World. And damn it – PHP should be in pink – not purple
So the call has gone out. If you are a female PHP developer head on over to new community site and let your voice be heard. If you know of sister programmers, make sure you point them in the right direction.