Charlotte Webgrrls, a professional organization whose mission is to promote women in technology, will launch its first membership drive on Sept. 9.

The event will run from 6-9 p.m. and is being held at Jillian’s, which is located at 200 E. Bland Street in Charlotte. Leadership appointments will also be made at the meeting.

In a statement Tanya Shipman, Charlotte Webgrrls chapter leader, says: “There is a definite need for a community of female technology professionals in the area. Charlotte Webgrrls meets the unique needs of this niche demographic.”

For more information visit the group’s Web site.