Supporting women and girls in tech with community, education, and inspiration.

Who We Are

ChickTech was founded in 2012 to engage women of all ages in the technology industry while working to create a better technology culture for all.

We build communities, empower participants to see themselves as leaders, and provide networking and mentoring opportunities in a rapidly growing industry. ChickTech has made a direct impact on thousands of participants, including girls, women, and men.

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A Very Good Year!

This year has been one of achievement and inspiration. We have come along way since our inception five years ago! More volunteers and participants are engaged in our mission than ever before.



With the goal of spreading our mission globally, this fiscal year we have grown from 12 US chapters to 22 and will add our first international chapters in 2018.



Our volunteers are our champions. Inspired by ChickTech’s mission, our volunteers take an active role in our youth and career programs that impact thousands of girls and women across our nation.



We ran 101 events and workshops for girls and women to build confidence, increase interest in tech, and create a supportive and empowering community. These ranged from networking happy hours to 3D printing workshops to negotiation workshops!



We held our ACT-W conferences in seven cities this year. They inspire, build community, advance careers…and support our K-12 programs!



We’re building a national community that brings together thousands of girls, women, and men annually through our events and workshops. By connecting and supporting each other, we all have more strength to push change in our own lives and in the technology community.



Through generous donations and sponsorships from corporations and individuals, we doubled our revenue. This allowed us to dramatically increase locations, the number of girls and women served across the country, and paid staff to provide support to volunteer community members.

Stats and figures from recent 2016 | 2107 fiscal year. For more info download our Annual Review.

What We Do

A crucial aspect of all our programs is finding women who would not otherwise have thought of themselves as capable of succeeding in a high tech career.

Many women do not reach their potential in STEM because they thought it was too difficult—or did not have role models in the field. By increasing our participants’ self-confidence and interest in technology, we increase the number of women and girls who aspire to technology careers, shaping the workforce of today AND tomorrow to have the diverse skills and perspectives needed for the industry to thrive.

For Students

ChickTech believes that providing access to technology careers for girls and young women is critical, both to the industry and to their lives. We provide learning opportunities and a supportive community to female-identifying students in order to broaden participation in tech and provide equitable opportunities for all.

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For Professionals

ChickTech: Career is a series of woman-focused, continued education and social events held throughout the year including: workshops, conferences, and Meetups. Whether you’re launching a new career or a seasoned professional, these events help build technical and professional expertise while creating a supportive community among adult women.

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For Companies

ChickTech helps companies create a more empowered and inclusive workplace. When companies partner with ChickTech they demonstrate that they are responsible leaders working to create a world in which people want to do business, and a world in which people want to live.

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Advancing the Careers of Technical Women

ACT-W regional conferences take place around the country throughout the year. To be included on updates about our regional ACT-W Conferences, please email [email protected]. Upcoming ACT-W regional conferences include:
ACT-W Portland: July 20-21, 2018
ACT-W Bay Area: August 3-4, 2018
ACT-W Seattle: September 14-15, 2018
A City Near You: TBA
For information about ACT-W event sponsorship opportunities across the nation, please contact Chida Chaemchaeng.

From Portland to Austin. New York to Missoula.

Demonstrate your commitment to gender equity in your community. Connect with a ChickTech chapter near you.

Latest Posts

ACT-W National: More than just a ‘women in tech’ networking event

Last month, ChickTech hosted its first ACT-W National conference to continue its mission of accelerating the careers of women in technology and to create more women leaders across the industry. The three days were filled with speaking sessions and workshops focused on career development, leadership, diversity, and technology. The event was supported by the generous contributions of over 30 partners, including the likes of Google, Nintendo, T Mobile, and more.

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Udacity and Google Announce 50,000 New Scholarships

We are excited to share that Udacity and Google recently announced a new scholarship program that will provide learning opportunities to 50,000 people across the United States. The scholarship program is part of the Grow with Google initiative and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply—no prior experience necessary.

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