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About ACT-W

Presented by ChickTech, the nation’s leading nonprofit in growing and retaining the number of women and girls in technology, ACT-W is an engaging conference bringing together talented tech women and allies, from beginning programmers to senior developers, to C-suite executives and YOU!

Answering to a growing demand, the ACT-W Conference is designed to help professional women network, grow their skills and discover great employers. Companies who participate as partners gain focused recruiting opportunities for diverse talent. ACT-W Conferences are packed with engaging programming and attendees participate in groundbreaking sessions, training workshops, networking opportunities, career and community fair and happy hours designed to build leadership, career advancement, and technical skills.

What makes ACT-W unique is our focus on community and supporting women throughout the cycles of their tech careers. With an emphasis on inclusion, we welcome people of all genders as well as backgrounds. Regardless of how technical you are, there is something you can take away from and ACT-W Conference.

ACT-W Timeline

In 2013, ACT-W began as a 3-hour career fair in Portland, OR with 100 attendees.

In 2015, ACT-W grew to a multi-day conference in both Portland and Seattle, covering a variety
of topics that appealed to a broader, growing audience of attendees in all stages of their career.

In 2017, ACT-W was hosted in 7 major cities across America, including New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Austin, San Francisco, and Austin, each with 200-300+ attendees.

2018 marks the culmination and progressive growth of a vibrant community eager to connect, learn, and be heard.

About Our Attendees

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!



Join Us at ACT-W Portland!

Interested in joining us at ACT-W Portland as an attendee? Register here!

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