Help build a community where Women in STEM can discover other supportive women throughout the day
ThinQ.TV is a free video chat platform where women in STEM majors and professions can drop in or host any kind of conversations they wish for the purpose of being there for each other. No need for permission, every woman is welcome to drop in to any of the conversations scheduled on the home page to say hi! College students, parents of girls interested in STEM subjects, teachers, and STEMinists at any point of their career can stop by throughout the day for live peer advice and networking via video conversations.
Need a community that has your back? ThinQ.tv is a place to bring your colleagues or classmates for when you just need to take a break and have someone to talk to. Post a Conversation and invite friends!
To help Women in STEM help each other get the word out that women entering STEM fields need to be prepared with activist mindsets and a community that has their back.
Discover other STEM women
All women are welcome to drop in to any conversation posted on our home page schedule. No need to wait to be invited. Come introduce yourself!
Share experiences and advice with others instead of talking at them. Initiate a video conversation yourself!
Meet virtually with women in STEM and those who are supportive of them at your convenience! Check our schedule.
As women in engineering or tech, continuing to show up in spite of marginalization and harassment requires moxie. Let each other know how you're changing the culture from within. At ThinQ.tv, we've got your back!
Back when ThinQ.tv Founder & Software Engineer, Dr. Lisa Schaefer, lived in Washington, DC, she attended a meeting where Biz Stone, the founder of Twitter, spoke. All she could thinQ of during the entire meeting was, "I can come up with something better."
Years earlier, Dr. Schaefer had a vision for multi-location book party with hundreds of intellectual conversations to drop in to and discovered live-streaming in its early days. "This changes everything," she thought. Anyone with a computer, webcam, and internet connection can communicate with anyone with anyone else who has an internet connection.
Dr. Schaefer developed her own web platform, embedded video chat, and experimented with talk show formats. Most were awful. People wanted to talk at the internet without listening to others in a dialogue. However the thought-provoking conversations that followed were worth coming back for. When COVID19 hit, college students gathered on ThinQ.tv to talk about substantive topics such as feminism and Black Lives Matter, while learning web development with Dr. Schaefer as their mentor. She asked the students to work in chatrooms on ThinQ.tv to be there for each other. Anyone is welcome to drop in to any conversation to find out what we're up to - come to share ideas, collaborate on learning, and create tech.
Dr. Schaefer's passion for activism is Coding While Female, which combines the interests - feminism & tech mentoring - of the students that joined ThinQ.tv this summer. All women are encouraged to bring their friends and colleagues to ThinQ.tv at any time to chat and network with each other.
Some of our staff gather to observe the dynamics of our first Mentor Hour on ThinQ.tv