Join us for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, a career/exhibit fair,
and so much more. This regional happy hour and one-day conference focuses on providing content that
addresses the unique women-in-tech landscape in Boston and the Northeast.

All proceeds from our first annual ACT-W Boston Conference go towards providing
STEM education programs to local high school girls through ChickTech.


Join us as we kick off the conference at the ACT-W Kickoff Happy Hour. Enjoy an exclusive experience to mingle with industry leaders, celebrate with other like-minded people, and enjoy a night on the town before the conference.

August 25th, 2017

The Non-Profit Center
89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


This conference is packed with hands-on workshops, motivating sessions, a career/exhibit fair, and tons of networking. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with women in tech and professionals in Boston and the Northeast.

August 26th, 2017

The Non-Profit Center
89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


“Northeastern University is working hard to increase diversity in tech through our Computer Science programs, and ACT-W represents an amazing opportunity to both share our story and promote increased representation of women in tech professions!”

– Bryan Fouquet, Associate Director at Northeastern University

National Career Fair Sponsor


Interested in hosting a hands-on workshop, being a speaker, or holding a seat on a panel? 
We would love to hear from you! Please fill out the Call For Proposals Application and please
include the estimated presentation time you would prefer. We look forward to meeting you and
thank you for supporting ChickTech’s ACT-W Conference!
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Have questions? Email!

Janice Levenhagen - Keynote SpeakerJanice Levenhagen
CEO, ChickTech


Asha Sharma
COO, Porch


Brian Retford,
1026 Labs, Inc.

Stephanie Kim
Developer Evangelist, Algorithmia

Reetu Gupta
Co-Founder and CEO, Cirkled in

Erica Melzer
Community Marketing Manager, Dev Bootcamp


“Dev Bootcamp works to build inclusivity in tech and to support women in technology at every step at their career.
We are thrilled to work with Chick Tech and the ACT-W conference as a step in realizing our
vision of a vibrant, diverse and welcoming technology industry.”

– Emily Moss, Community Marketing Manager at Dev Bootcamp

National Career Fair Sponsor



Friday, August 25th, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Kickoff Happy Hour at Non-Profit Center Boston


Saturday, August 26th, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Registration & Networking Breakfast 

 10:30 AM – 10:35 AM: Welcome & Logistics

10:35 AM – 11:25 AM: Keynote Speakers

11:25 AM – 12:00 PM: Lightning Talks

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Networking Lunch

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Career/Exhibit Fair & Career Advancement Sessions

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Post-Conference Happy Hour

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Birds of a Feather Offsite Dinners

“Thank you for bringing lots of talented instructors into one place!”

– ACT-W Attendee


“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.”

– ChickTech Volunteer


“I think this conference was possibly the most perfectly executed event I’ve attended.”

– ACT-W Attendee


Is your organization hiring, interested in supporting diversity, and expanding your market share?
We would love to discuss sponsorship options and add your organization to the Career/Exhibit Fair!
Please email to discuss this amazing opportunity to bring
diversity to tech.
Conference proceeds go directly towards providing STEM
education to young girls in your local community.

Interested in making the conference happen?

ChickTech is gearing up for our first annual ACT-W Boston and we need your help to make it a success. You can help empower women by signing up to volunteer, be a speaker, lead a workshop, or leverage a sponsorship opportunity.  By participating in one of these roles, you gain free access to the Conference – a $50 value!
Learn about volunteer roles and apply as a volunteer.
Pitch your workshop or speaker idea by May 31.
Review sponsorship & career fair participation information.