Presented by ChickTech, the nation’s leading nonprofit in growing and retaining the number of women and girls in technology, ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Technical Women) events encourage, empower, and engage women, allies, and the tech industry in the quest for equity, inclusion, and belonging for ALL women in technology.
When you attend ACT-W 2019, you’ll be boosting your career while helping to empower girls across the nation. All proceeds from ACT-W events go towards providing local high school girls with STEM education programs and spreading ChickTech’s reach to create a culture of inclusion for all.
ACT-W 2019 is composed to two connected and complementary events:
ACT-W: Achieving Equity is a boutique event that provides action-oriented training and deep discussions to level up diversity initiatives and better enact real, measurable change. In order to support the creation of inclusive and diverse companies and communities, we’re bringing together the brightest thinkers–and most importantly–the greatest doers in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for two days.
The ACT-W Conference is an annual 2-day action-packed event where talented women and allies can build skills, grow their community, and accelerate their career path. Now in its 5th year in Portland, ACT-W is a welcoming, inclusive, and hands-on experience. Join us and 800+ individuals for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, a career fair, and so much more. Celebrating supporters of diversity, inclusion, education, and growth, there’s something for everyone, regardless of how technical you are.
ACT-W 2019 offers something for everyone! Whether you’re a company looking to empower and support women in tech, a professional looking to advance your career in tech, or a passionate advocate for diversity, ACT-W is for you. Here’s what you can expect during each day of our two complementary events.
The first day of ACT-W 2019 begins with our diversity-focused Achieving Equity event. Enjoy our powerful speakers and workshops sessions, or participate in an optional DEI Certification. In the evening, join us for Happy Hour, where you’ll connect and network with fellow diversity, recruiting, and tech professionals.
Participate in action-packed sessions and workshops around equity and diversity. In the evening, join conference participants in a kickoff Happy Hour for ACT-W: Conference.
ACT-W: Conference programming begins with a keynote, lightning talks, and one-on-one coaching sessions. After, spend time networking and having fun at a casual Happy Hour!
Finish your Conference experience by participating in interactive breakout sessions, listening to powerful speakers, and connecting with organizations at our career & community fair.
No matter who you are, you belong. Whether you’re a technologist, marketer, diversity advocate, HR specialist, or a project manager, technology needs you to help lead the charge! Join talented professionals and advocates with all experience levels and backgrounds for professional development, diversity training, community building, leadership coaching, networking and more!
ACT-W is built for companies, too! At one of the largest Women in Tech conferences in Oregon, you’ll find top-notch talent and invaluable opportunities to promote your product or services. Join our generous sponsors and partners in publicly declaring your commitment to diversity and helping ChickTech support women in technology across the nation.
We built ACT-W from the ground-up to benefit everyone, including our generous partners and sponsors. Thank you to our partners for their support! Want to join in? There are a variety of ways your organization can get involved.