ACT-W: Advancing the Careers of Technical Women

July 26-30, 2021

Presented by ChickTech, ACT-W 2021 is an action-packed conference where talented women, non-binary folks, and allies can build skills, grow their community, and accelerate their career path.

Join us and other professionals in tech ONLINE for speaking sessions, in-depth workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, a virtual career fair, and so much more. We welcome people from all backgrounds and genders!

All proceeds from the conference go towards ChickTech’s programs providing high school girls and non-binary students with STEM education and spreading ChickTech’s reach to create a culture of inclusion for all.

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Conference Keynote Speakers

View the full conference schedule here!

Dr. Rana el Kaliouby

CEO & Co-founder, Affectiva

Felecia Hatcher

Chief Executive Officer, Black Ambition

Latesha Byrd

CEO & Founder, Byrd Career Consulting

Learn more about our speakers

Register soon for a free gift! The first 150 attendees registered for ACT-W 2021 will receive a free copy of Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology by ACT-W 2021 Keynote Speaker, Dr. Rana el Kaliouby. Purchase your ticket now while supplies last, and make sure to include your preferred shipping address when you register!

Purchase Tickets

Ticket Scholarships: Need assistance with the cost of your ticket? Apply for a scholarship today!
Bulk Tickets: Bring your team or group to the ACT-W Conference! We offer discounts for purchases of 5 or more tickets. Contact us to purchase bulk conference tickets!
Donate a Ticket: Help make the conference more accessible to all. If you purchase 5+ ticket scholarships, you’ll get 25% off a bulk ticket purchase for your team or group. Contact us to purchase scholarships!

Thank you to our partners and sponsors!

Learn more about our sponsorship and partner opportunities!

ChickTech: Jobs
First Tech Federal Credit Union
Capital One
University of Washington

A Conference Like No Other

What makes ACT-W unique is our focus on community and supporting women and non-binary people throughout the cycles of their tech careers. With an emphasis on inclusion, we welcome people of all genders and backgrounds at our events. Regardless of how technical you are, there is something you can take away from ACT-W.

Even better, attending an ACT-W Conference or event benefits a great cause. 100% of the proceeds from ACT-W programs help ChickTech provide free technical workshops and mentorship for girls and non-binary high school students.

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You Belong

No matter who you are, you belong. Whether you’re a technologist, marketer, diversity advocate, HR specialist, or a project manager, technology needs you to help lead the charge! Join talented professionals and advocates with all experience levels and backgrounds for professional development, diversity training, community building, leadership coaching, networking and more!

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What is it like to attend ACT-W?

  • The conference exceeded all my expectations: I'm now radically more motivated, I found a product that may dramatically help my nonprofit agency, and I've connected with several dynamic attendees.
    Sasha T.
    Sasha T.
  • The speakers were great and helped set the tone for a fun, genuine, and inclusive conference. As a sponsor, I found the volunteers to be super helpful and generous with their time. We were hoping to meet a diverse group of people who were curious and excited to learn. ACT-W brought this group together!
    Samuel C.
    Samuel C.
  • I connected with a lot of great people in my field, learned about the day to day in a career path I am considering, and I even made a connection with a potential future employer. I left feeling really empowered and ready to take the next steps in my career.
    Alex H.
    Alex H.
  • What an amazing space - not only wonderful to meet other women, but excellent topics for sessions also. It's so refreshing and energizing to be at a conference with so many other technical women. I'm so used to being one of a few most of the time. 🙂
    Sarah L.
    Sarah L.

Volunteer with ACT-W

“ChickTech has opened up doors for me on so many levels. I have met the most amazing people, worked with incredible organizations, and have been able to collaborate with the most influential members in the technology industry.”


— Dave, ChickTech Volunteer

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