About The Event

We believe that society and the technology industry will be better with more women leaders. The ISACA’s Women in Technology Survey found that nearly 90 percent of survey participants stated they had experienced a lack of mentors or female leaders in their field.

In 2013, ChickTech created ACT-W to accelerate the careers of women in technology and create women leaders in all levels of companies.

At ACT-W, there’s something for everyone, regardless of how technical you are. We welcome all people from all backgrounds! All proceeds from the ACT-W National Conference go towards providing local high school girls with STEM education programs and spreading ChickTech’s reach to create a culture of inclusion for all.

WHERE
Phoenix Convention Center
(South Building)
Phoenix, AZ

WHEN
Tuesday to Friday
April 10th – 13th, 2018


Become A Leader

ACT-W National is an engaging 3-day conference where talented women and supporters in tech connect with organizations and other leaders in the community. The conference includes interactive and engaging sessions, one-on-one coaching, a Community and Career Fair, and many opportunities for networking in a supportive and uplifting environment! In addition, Friday is devoted to “train the trainer” workshops on management and diversity that give you tools to promote change in your organization.

Our sessions fall into 4 tracks:

    • Leadership
    • Career
    • Diversity
    • Technical


You Belong

Whether you’re a technologist, marketer, HR specialist, or a project manager, technology needs you to help lead the charge! Join talented tech women and allies with all experience levels and backgrounds for professional development, community building, leadership training, networking, and more!

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Upcoming ACT-W Regional Conferences

ACT-W regional conferences take place around the country throughout the year. Website updates with information and registration links will be posted soon. To be included on updates about our regional ACT-W Conferences, please email [email protected].

Upcoming ACT-W regional conferences include:

    • ACT-W Portland: July 20-21, 2018
    • ACT-W Bay Area: August 3-4, 2018
    • ACT-W Seattle: September 14-15, 2018
    • A City Near You: TBA

For information about ACT-W event sponsorship opportunities across the nation, please contact Chida Chaemchaeng.


Past Attendee Demographics

Thank You to Our Partners!

Our Speakers

Volunteer at ACT-W

“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

 

 

We’re seeking qualified volunteers to support us in a variety of roles at this year’s conference. To become an ACT-W Volunteer, click below!

 

Volunteer


About ChickTech

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

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

All proceeds from the ACT-W National Conference go towards providing local high school girls with STEM education programs and spreading ChickTech’s reach to create a culture of inclusion for all!

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Location

Phoenix Conference Center
(South Building) -
33 S 3rd St,
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phoenix is home to one of the fastest growing tech scenes in the nation, and a great place to escape to in April.

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