We are a local chapter of ChickTech, a national nonprofit professional organization, working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. Our group creates welcoming and inclusive meetups in and around Orange County to get together, learn and network. Our goal is to build a tech community where women and girls are encouraged, empowered and welcome. All genders are welcome to attend and participate in our career events. From time to time we may have women only career events at the request of our community partners.
In order to ensure the financial sustainability of our chapter, we now charge for our Career events. All attendees for our career events must purchase a ticket as per the instructions for each event. We are a 501(c)(3) organization that is 100% volunteer run in Orange County. 85 cents of every dollar of revenue stays in Orange County. Volunteers in good standing with our organization are invited to attend events for free. Special instructions will be sent out to those volunteers.
Attendance Policy for Free Events:
Out of respect for our sponsors, volunteers, and community members we require 48 hours notice with any RSVP changes to ensure that all members have the opportunity to attend our events and that our sponsors are able to receive an accurate headcount for room capacity, food and beverage, etc.
- Members who are chronic no shows (at least 3 events) for events where a waitlist is implemented; or the organization must take on prepaid costs, or where there is an attendee minimum can be removed from the group at the organizations discretion.
-If a member changes their RSVP to a "no" at one of the above listed events with less than 48 hours notice, they will be counted as a no show. -If an event reaches capacity, we reserve the right to move members with 2 no shows to the waitlist.
Photo and Media Policy:
By attending our events, you grant permission for videographic, photographic or audio recording of the your participation in the activities, programs or functions of ChickTech, and for the use of such recordings by or with the consent of ChickTech for promotional and educational purposes in perpetuity.
We create events that focus on empowering women/girls; however, we also welcome all participants unless otherwise noted. Any person may be asked to not participate and/or leave if they are being disruptive or creating an unwelcome environment for others. Please see http://chicktech.org/inclusion-policy for more information.
Growing Tech with Diversity
August 21-22, 2020
ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Technical Women) 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.
Join us and 500+ 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. We welcome all people from all backgrounds and people of all genders!
Here's what you can expect at the conference!
Mock interviews and headshots
Happy hours at local tech companies
All proceeds from this conference goes directly toward providing STEM Education programs to high school girls nationally and expanding ChickTech's network.