Presented by ChickTech, ACT-W 2022: Boosting Tech with Diversity is a one-of-a-kind conference where talented women, non-binary people, and allies can build skills, grow their community, and accelerate their career paths.
Join hundreds of fellow industry professionals and dozens of tech companies from August 30th – September 1st, 2022 for hands-on tech workshops, in-depth leadership and career development sessions, and deep dives into diversity, equity, and inclusion topics.
This year, we’re offering sliding-scale tickets so that every person who wants to attend can have access to our conference’s high-quality workshops and supportive multigenerational community. All ticket levels receive the same access to conference programming and events.
Conference scholarship applications available! Each year, we offer a select number of scholarships that cover the full price of an ACT-W Conference ticket, thanks to the generosity of our partners and sponsors.
Three days of content from August 30th – September 1st, attend workshops, networking events, and interactive sessions on all things tech x diversity. Hosted by diverse thought leaders and innovators, and powered by US-based nonprofit ChickTech.
Individualized career coaching during the conference with coaches and mentors from a variety of industries and technical roles. Get your questions answered, from portfolio reviews to interviewing tips, job search / application recommendations, and much more.
Ways to Connect, powered by Microsoft Reactor. Attend a pre-conference workshop on August 16th, and connect with peers during the conference in San Francisco, CA; Redmond, WA; New York City, NY; and Toronto, Canada for in-person watch parties.
Connections to STEM organizations and hiring companies at our Community Fair. We’ll also provide ways for attendees to connect directly with hiring managers through our conference app.
Virtual networking on Wonder.me, a space where remote conference networking meets super-fun team building.
Prizes and competitions within Whova, our conference app. Compete with fellow attendees to score prizes!
We get it—asking your employer to pay for professional development opportunities can be awkward or intimidating. That’s why we created this interactive email template generator!
How does it work? Fill out your basic contact info, let us know what your goals are for ACT-W 2022, and then hit submit! We’ll craft a custom template and beam it directly to your email address. Simply copy & paste the template and send it to your boss’ email.
This year, we’ve partnered with Microsoft Reactor to provide a few more ways for attendees to connect!
You’re invited to our pre-conference Algorithmic Thinking virtual workshop on August 16th at 1:00 pm PT with Banu Raghuraman, a product & program professional with more a decade of experience in software development.
Do you thrive through in-person communication? Good news! Attendees can join us at small-group watch parties on September 1st at Microsoft Reactor locations in Redmond, WA; San Francisco, CA; New York City, NY; and Toronto, Canada. Let us know you’re interested when you purchase your ticket to get more info.
What makes us unique is our focus on community and supporting people throughout the cycles of their tech careers. With an emphasis on inclusion, we welcome people of all genders, backgrounds, and experience levels.
ACT-W Conferences include a variety of workshops, speaking sessions, and activities focused within four tracks: tech skills, leadership, diversity, equity & inclusion, and career development.
Your registration also supports a great cause. ACT-W is powered by ChickTech, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to creating a more diverse and inclusive tech industry. All proceeds from ACT-W help us build a more diverse and inclusive tech culture and workforce.
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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