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 tens of thousands of participants, including girls, women, and men.

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Our Impact

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



This fiscal year we have grown from 18 US chapters to 27 and reached our goal of spreading our mission globally with the introduction of our first international chapter.



Our volunteers are the backbone of our organization. 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 244 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 week-long camps for girls!



We held our ACT-W conference in 5 cities this year, including our first ACT-W National. These conferences 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 2017 | 2018 fiscal year annual report (view here).

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 conferences take place around the country throughout the year. To be included on updates about our ACT-W Conferences, please email [email protected]. Upcoming ACT-W regional conferences include:
ACT-W: Bay Area: October 26, 2019
ACT-W: Seattle: October 26, 2019
A City Near You: TBA
For information about ACT-W event sponsorship opportunities across the nation, please contact [email protected].

From Portland to Austin. New York to Missoula.

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

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