There have been some contradictory statements made about #libtechwomen because it was an emerging idea, and like code4lib, there is no formal power structure or authority. There is no requirement that one be female to participate, indeed many of the people involved explicitly reject the notion of a binary gender model. Allies of any gender who wish to discuss how to make library technology spaces more inclusive, particularly for women and gender minorities, are welcome and encouraged to join us.
The suggestion has been made that the name "libtechwomen" might not be welcoming to someone who wants to participate but does not identify as a woman. We have already discussed changing it and welcome suggestions.