In 2013, just 26% of computing jobs in the U.S. were held by women.
Technology is behind just about everything we do, yet so often there are hardly any women working on the technology that is shaping our world.
So, why is lack of representation of women in the technology workforce a problem?
• The lack of representation of women is creating a vacuum, pushing out more and more solutions that don’t solve the problems we as women face.
• Technology is the fastest growing and highest paying sector in the world. When women fill these high paying positions it helps to create a more equal society, by giving women more financial independence.
• Society is missing out on the innovation of over half of the population.
ChickTech High School is a series of hands-one technical workshops that span the academic year for 100 local high school girls, paying special attention to girls not being actively recruited for technical opportunities such as this. We kick off each year in the fall with a 2 day workshop event and meet monthly for the rest of the year.
It’s our program to address the lack of girls entering the tech pipeline. Our goal is to build the confidence and inspire future generations of girls to pursue technology careers.
ChickTech career is a series of quarterly community building events for women in tech and allies. We facilitate hands on technical workshops, educational panels, fun networking opportunities and more.We end every year with our ACT-W Conference, a one day event focusing on the unique tech landscape for women in the Bay Area.
The goal of this program is to keep the women we have in tech by not losing them due to the lack of support and/or unconsciously biased technology culture.