About ACT-W

Advancing the Careers of Technical Womxn

We bring together talented tech womxn and allies.

ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Technical Womxn) events and conferences answer the growing demand for spaces where professional and technical womxn can network, grow their skills, and discover great employers.

Presented by ChickTech, the nation’s leading nonprofit in growing and retaining the number of womxn and girls in technology, ACT-W events and conferences bring together talented tech womxn and allies, from beginning programmers to senior developers, to C-suite executives and YOU!

ACT-W partner organizations and companies receive great benefits, too. Our partners gain focused recruiting opportunities for diverse talent and stay connected to current and upcoming generations of leaders and innovators.

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

Get involved with ACT-W by attending one of our conferences and events, held year-round throughout the United States, volunteering with us, or sponsoring an ACT-W Conference.

ACT-W Conferences

ACT-W Conferences are packed with engaging programming and attendees participate in groundbreaking sessions, training workshops, networking opportunities, career and community fair and happy hours designed to build leadership, career advancement, and technical skills.

ACT-W Evenings

ACT-W Evenings bring the magic of ACT-W Conferences to a single night of inspiration. Every ACT-W Evening features a local leader in the womxn in tech community and offers the opportunity for you to authentically connect with others who share your passion and drive.

Diversity & Inclusion at ACT-W

We believe that fostering a diverse community helps us tremendously in positively impacting the lives of youth and adults in tech, and in our work fighting for gender equality in tech. That means we want and need you to join us! It is critical to us that all people feel welcome, regardless of their gender identity.

As we work to create a movement that includes all people, diversity and inclusivity are extremely important to us. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, and program participants. Although ACT-W focuses on the needs of those who identify as womxn, we welcome people of all genders to our events and to join us as volunteers.

Our Code of Conduct helps us ensure that ACT-W events and conferences feel safe and positive for all. This Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. Questions or comments? Don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

Our Participants

Most Common Job Roles

  • Programmer/Engineer/Developer
  • Student
  • Customer Service/Support
  • Marketing/Sales
  • UX/Designer
  • Non-Technical Role
  • DevOps/Optimization Infrastructure
  • HR/Recruiting

Years of Experience

About ChickTech

ChickTech is a nonprofit organization dedicated to retaining womxn (female-identifying, non-binary, and transgender individuals) in the technology workforce and increasing the number of womxn and girls pursuing technology-based careers.

ChickTech envisions a safe, inclusive, and innovative technology future that includes equal pay, participation, and treatment of womxn.

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

Visit chicktech.org

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