About Us

ChickTech is a nonprofit organization committed to increasing the participation of girls and women in STEM while creating a culture of inclusion for all. We organize local conferences, hands-on workshops and mentoring support for K-12 and professionals to boost participants’ sense of belonging, interest, and self-confidence in technology and engineering.

ChickTech is dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of girls pursuing technology-based careers. From programming Arduinos to getting advice on technical interviewing, our programs build community, empower participants to see themselves as technologists and leaders, and provide networking and mentoring opportunities in the rapidly growing tech industry. We also work one-on-one with companies to help them create more inclusive workplace cultures.

 

Our Vision

We envision a safe, inclusive, and innovative technology future that includes equal pay, participation, and treatment of women.

Our Mission

ChickTech is dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers.

Non-Discrimination Policy

ChickTech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, including, but not limited to, hiring and firing of staff and selection of volunteers and vendors. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, and program participants.

Activities

We facilitate hands-on technology-centric events to empower, support, and increase the confidence of women and girls. Through our events, we build community, empower participants to see themselves as leaders, and provide networking and mentoring opportunities in the rapidly growing high tech industry.

Meet ChickTech

Connect with us on Twitter at @ChickTechChi. Meet our ChickTech Chicago Leadership Team. Join the ChickTech Chicago Meetup. Email us at chicago@chicktech.org.

Opportunities

As a volunteer-run non-profit, we are always searching for partners who would like to get involved through donations of expertise, volunteer time, in-kind, funding, or just by helping to get the word out.Visit our volunteers page for more information.

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