About ACT-W

ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Technical Women) brings together talented technical womxn and allies.

ACT-W 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!

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, ages, and backgrounds. Regardless of your technical prowess, you’ll come away from ACT-W feeling inspired and ready to take on the next step in your career.

Get involved by attending an event, volunteering with us, or sponsoring a 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.


Our Community

We believe that fostering a safe, supportive, diverse community is crucial in our work fighting for gender equality in tech. In tech’s rapidly growing landscape, it is critical that all people are included, regardless of their gender identity.

As ChickTech and ACT-W work to create a movement that includes all people, diversity, equity, and inclusivity are extremely important. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for our staff, volunteers, and program participants.

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.

Attendee Job Roles

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

Years of Experience


Powered by ChickTech

ACT-W events and conferences are powered by ChickTech, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering diversity in the technology workforce and increasing the number of womxn and girls pursuing tech-based careers.

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

When you engage with ACT-W, you invest in the future of tech. All proceeds from ACT-W events and conferences help ChickTech provide free STEM education for high school girls across the nation, and spread ChickTech’s reach in creating a culture of inclusion for all.

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