Volunteering and Employment Opportunities
ChickTech provides equal volunteer and employment opportunities to all employees, volunteers, and applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related) or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to hiring, placement, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Adult-Focused and General Community Events
Although ChickTech focuses on the needs of those who identify as women/girls for these events and our goal is to empower women and girls, we welcome people of all genders to our events and as volunteers. Any person, regardless of gender, may be asked to not participate and/or leave if they are being disruptive or creating an unwelcome environment for others.
At ChickTech K-12 programs, any child who identifies as a girl is welcome to participate. We also welcome trans youth of any gender, gender fluid youth, and non-binary youth. At partner events, this policy may vary. The aforementioned populations will always be welcome, but, for example, a library may ask that all children be allowed to participate.
The benefit of an all-girl experience is supported by a significant body of research. See the below excerpts from other well-established girl-oriented organizations regarding this topic.