ACT-W: Advancing the Careers of Technical Womxn

Returning in 2021

Presented by ChickTech, ACT-W 2020 is an action-packed conference where talented womxn and allies can build skills, grow their community, and accelerate their career path.

All proceeds from ACT-W 2020 go towards ChickTech’s programs providing local high school girls with STEM education and spreading ChickTech’s reach to create a culture of inclusion for all.

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

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Thank you to our 2020 partners!

Our partners and sponsors help us make our conference (and the tech industry) a much better place. Interested in becoming a sponsor or partnering with ACT-W? Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities and how your organization can get involved.


A Conference Like No Other

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

Even better, attending an ACT-W Conference benefits a great cause. 100% of the proceeds from ACT-W help ChickTech provide free technical workshops and mentorship for female, non-binary, and transgender 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.

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“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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