What we're about

We are a local chapter of ChickTech, a national nonprofit organization, working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. This group will create welcoming and inclusive meetups in and around Charlotte to get together, learn and network. Our goal is to help build a tech community where women and girls are encouraged, empowered and welcome. To learn more about us visit http://charlotte.chicktech.org

Although ChickTech focuses on the needs of those who identify as women/girls for these events and our goal is to empower women and girls, we welcome people of all genders to our events and as volunteers. Any person, regardless of gender, may be asked to not participate and/or leave if they are being disruptive or creating an unwelcome environment for others.

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While our content caters to women, all people are welcome regardless of gender identity. For more information on ChickTech's inclusion policy and our code of conduct, visit our website: https://chicktech.org/inclusion/

Upcoming events (4)

Discovering Your Strengths

Tech Talent South - Charlotte Campus

***Please take the 16 Personalities test at https://www.16personalities.com/ and email your results to [masked]. Your results will be used in a group activity during the workshop. Agenda 6-6:30 PM Networking/Food 6:30-7:45 PM Workshop 7:45-8 PM Wrap-up/Q&A Do you know what your strengths are? How about what you like to do? If not, no worries! This workshop will reveal how to uncover your strengths and talents, match them to job responsibilities, and develop a path to apply those strengths at work. You will also learn about your own personality type through the 16 Personalities quiz and how to use it to improve interactions with co-workers of differing personalities. About the Speaker: “I just don’t have the time.” This is a sentence that isn’t a part of Tal'Meisha Frontis’s dialogue. This is a woman who graduated from undergrad with a double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice, all while running a blog (SimplyMEI), maintaining two part time jobs, starting a mentorship organization for young Women (DIVAS), and being a part of a sorority. Most importantly, she was doing all of these activities while raising her son, Santana, who is 8 years old. Now, Meisha is in graduate school and working in her field of choice (mental health counseling) after receiving two promotions at work. Currently, she serves as the Training and Development Coordinator for Background Investigation Bureau (BIB). In addition to the aforementioned accomplishments, Meisha has hosted many events such as creating vision boards, dance events, women empowerment events, and events on teen pregnancy awareness. She is a member of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and Chi Sigma Iota, an honor society for counseling students. Meisha graduated undergrad on the Dean’s list, and she is currently on the President’s list in grad school, maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She has a heart for empowering minority youth and wishes to have her own practice geared towards that population one day. Note: While our content caters to women, all people are welcome regardless of gender identity. For more information on ChickTech's inclusion policy and our code of conduct, visit our website: https://chicktech.org/inclusion/ Donations: If you like the content we put on and want to support us in a monetary way, please visit our donation page at: http://charlotte.chicktech.org/donate/

ACT-W: Achieving Equity

Portland State University

ACT-W: Achieving Equity June 26-27, 2019 Portland, OR https://achievingequity.act-w.org/ Throughout our years of bringing career-advancing workshops and engaging talks to technical women and allies at our ACT-W Conferences across the country, we’ve continuously heard stories of barriers that continue to block their success. We also hear from company executives that achieving measurable Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) results can seem like an insurmountable challenge. By far, one of the most common pain points we hear is that companies and individuals want to do the right thing, but they feel stuck. That’s why we created ACT-W: Achieving Equity. This summer, we’re bringing together the brightest thinkers–and most importantly–the greatest doers in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to help you make change happen. 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. Achieving Equity is built for DEI professionals, managers, recruiters, community leaders, and allies–all people actively working to create change in their company or community–and takes an actionable approach to DEI.

ACT-W: Achieving Equity

Portland State University

ACT-W: Achieving Equity June 26-27, 2019 Portland, OR https://achievingequity.act-w.org/ Throughout our years of bringing career-advancing workshops and engaging talks to technical women and allies at our ACT-W Conferences across the country, we’ve continuously heard stories of barriers that continue to block their success. We also hear from company executives that achieving measurable Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) results can seem like an insurmountable challenge. By far, one of the most common pain points we hear is that companies and individuals want to do the right thing, but they feel stuck. That’s why we created ACT-W: Achieving Equity. This summer, we’re bringing together the brightest thinkers–and most importantly–the greatest doers in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to help you make change happen. 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. Achieving Equity is built for DEI professionals, managers, recruiters, community leaders, and allies–all people actively working to create change in their company or community–and takes an actionable approach to DEI.

ACT-W Conference

Portland State University

ACT-W Conference June 28-29, 2019 Portland, OR http://national.act-w.org/conference/ Presented by ChickTech, the 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! Speaking sessions Workshops One-on-one coaching Mock interviews and headshots Career/community fair Happy hours at local tech companies Great people ...and more! All proceeds from this conference goes directly toward providing STEM Education programs to high school girls nationally and expanding ChickTech's network. This event ensures that collaboration, networking, career advancement, and education can occur with YOU in mind. This is an event you won't want to miss!

Past events (25)

NoDa Brewing + ChickTech: You Drink, We Donate

NoDa Brewing Company

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