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About Us

ChickTech: High School Participants

ChickTech: High School participants working on building and programming a computer at Free Geek in Portland. Photo by Beth Shea Palmer.

Our Vision

We envision a safe, inclusive, and innovative technology future that includes equal pay, participation, and treatment of women.

Our Mission

ChickTech is dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers.

Activities

We facilitate hands-on technology-centric events to empower, support, and increase the confidence of women and girls.  Through our events, we build community, empower participants to see themselves as leaders, and provide networking and mentoring opportunities in the rapidly growing high tech industry.

Key Programs

  1. ChickTech: High School
    • ChickTech: Mentors
    • ChickTech: Internships
  2. ChickTech: Career
  3. Code Scouts

Meet ChickTech

Opportunities

As a volunteer-run non-profit, we are always searching for partners who would like to get involved through donations of expertise, volunteer time, in-kind, funding, or just by helping to get the word out.

Are you interested in bringing ChickTech to your area?  We are compiling extensive research on why our methods get and keep girls and women on the path to a successful and rewarding high tech career.

Fiscal Sponsor

ChickTech’s fiscal sponsor is the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) Foundation, a registered 501(c)3.  As such, all donations are tax deductible.  TAO Foundation promotes wider access to technology education for K-12 students in order to strengthen the skills they need to thrive in the global economy.