Past Events

ACT-W: Chicago

ACT-W: Chicago 2016 – Evolving Tech with Diversity
OCTOBER 14TH – 15TH, 2016
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology – Chicago, IL

Join ChickTech Chicago for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, a career fair, and so much more. This regional, two-day conference focuses on providing content that addresses the unique women in tech landscape in the Chicago area.


ACT-W: Chicago 2017 – Expanding Tech through Diversity
OCTOBER 19TH – 20TH, 2017
The Chicago School – Chicago, IL

Sponsored by CDK Global, ACT-W: Chicago 2017 featured hands-on workshops, panels, motivating presentations, a Career Fair, and tons of networking time to connect with our diverse, growing community.


ACT-W: Chicago 2019 – Accelerating Tech with Diversity
MAY 9, 2019
Harold Washington Library – Chicago, IL

ACT-W: Chicago 2019 celebrated supporters of diversity, inclusion, education, and growth. The conference included speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, a career fair, and more!


Past Sessions and Workshops

  • How Leaders Talk
  • A Personal Journey and Career Transformation
  • What it Really Takes to Be a Successful Leader
  • ChiTech Academy’s Young Women’s Leadership Society
  • User Interviews: Getting the Most Out of Talking to Your Customers
  • Navigating Your Career Path at Each Step in Your Career
  • Consulting as a Career Option: Merging Tech with Business
  • So You Want to Get Involved? Using Your Tech Skills for Social Good
  • Beyond Mainstream: Creating Change with a Mission-Driven Company
  • 2 Brains, 1 Design: An AgileXP Pairy Tale
  • Essential Leadership Skills; What Great Managers Do Differently
  • Driving Impact and Building Diverse Entrepreneurial Communities
  • The Power in YOU
  • For Love AND Money: Protect Your Interests While Working for Startups
  • From $15 to $2 million: How We Bootstrapped Our Business
  • The Leader is YOU – Get Inspired to Influence for Impact
  • Secrets to Building and Leading a Diverse High Performing Team
  • Seniors Rock: Your LinkedIn Profile Should Too
  • What is Cyberbullying? A Natural Language Approach to Detecting Cyberbullying

  • Learn About NodeBots: Use JavaScript and Node.js to Create Your Own NodeBot!
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Women Looking to Blaze Their Own Trail in Technical Roles
  • Metrics that Matter
  • Springboot Apps on AWS Cloud
  • Suit Up to Break Through: How to Break Through The Glass Ceiling Without Bleeding To Death
  • Panel: Navigating Your Career Path Without Impostor Syndrome on Your Back
  • Startup You! You Are an Entrepreneur Even If You Don’t Realize It
  • IoT and the Cloud: Managing Scale, Security, and Data
  • 4 Reasons Why Women Will Rule IoT
  • Writing & Managing Tests
  • Intro to Agile Testing Concepts
  • Busting Myths & Negotiating with Style
  • Panel: The Secret Sauce for Creating Passion in the Workplace. This is Not About Dating.
  • How to Create a Personal Board of Directors
  • Gender Equality in Large Organizations
  • Pains of an Entrepreneur
  • Data Science Job Search 101 #ProTips
  • Is FreeCodeCamp a Good Way to Learn How to Code? – Intro to Data Analysis with R
  • The Career Lattice: Forward Doesn’t Have to Equal Up


Past Speakers

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