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ACT-W BOSTON 2017

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.

ACT-W KICKOFF PARTY

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

ACT-W CONFERENCE

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

9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

OUR SPEAKERS & WORKSHOP LEADERS

Kemi Sorinmade | Keynote: Unleashing the Leader in You: Maximize your Influence and Impact

Kemi Sorinmade | Keynote: Unleashing the Leader in You: Maximize your Influence and Impact

Kemi Sorinmade | Keynote: Unleashing the Leader in You: Maximize your Influence and Impact

Kemi Sorinmade | Keynote: Unleashing the Leader in You: Maximize your Influence and Impact

Priyanka Komala | Keynote: From the Moving Diaries of an Extroverted Technologist

Priyanka Komala | Keynote: From the Moving Diaries of an Extroverted Technologist

Molly Walter | Keynote: You Are Not a Checkbox: The True Importance of Diversity in Tech

Molly Walter | Keynote: You Are Not a Checkbox: The True Importance of Diversity in Tech

Priyanka Komala | Keynote: From the Moving Diaries of an Extroverted Technologist

Priyanka Komala | Keynote: From the Moving Diaries of an Extroverted Technologist

Priyanka Komala | Keynote: From the Moving Diaries of an Extroverted Technologist

Priyanka Komala | Keynote: From the Moving Diaries of an Extroverted Technologist

Mary Rocheleau | Community Involvement in the Tech World

Mary Rocheleau | Community Involvement in the Tech World

Lena Santana | The Long Road to STEM

Lena Santana | The Long Road to STEM

Tina Weber | The Entrepreneurial Leader Mindset

Tina Weber | The Entrepreneurial Leader Mindset

Felicia Jadczak | She Geeks Out Origin Story

Felicia Jadczak | She Geeks Out Origin Story & Writing an Inclusive Job Description

Christina Aiello | Practical Python

Christina Aiello | Practical Python

Christina Kayastha | Tensorflow 101

Christina Kayastha | Tensorflow 101 & Hack and Tell

Georgina Castellucci | How to Build a Business From Your Blog Through Powerful Branding

Georgina Castellucci | How to Build a Business From Your Blog Through Powerful Branding

Kat Ely | Inclusive Design

Kat Ely | Inclusive Design

Mandy Walker | How to Build Your Brand as a Software Engineer

Mandy Walker | How to Build Your Brand as a Software Engineer

Carole Sagliano | How to Build Your Brand as a Software Engineer

Carole Sagliano | How to Build Your Brand as a Software Engineer

Meredith Hassett | Integrating the world of APIs with NodeJS

Meredith Hassett | Integrating the world of APIs with NodeJS

Sagini Ramesh -| It

Sagini Ramesh -| It's Ok To Set Unreasonable Goals For Yourself

Trish Fontanilla | Loving What You Do

Trish Fontanilla | Loving What You Do & Knowing When to Quit

Ani Dutta | The Art of Self-Promotion

Ani Dutta | The Art of Self-Promotion

Dr. Jessica Stauth | Visualizing Factors that Make Stock Market Predictions with Alphalens

Dr. Jessica Stauth | Visualizing Factors that Make Stock Market Predictions with Alphalens

Ann Wong | Step Up and Be a Leader

Ann Wong | Step Up and Be a Leader

Kasey Labelle | Step Up and Be a Leader

Kasey Labelle | Step Up and Be a Leader

Sreeja Kaimal | Step Up and Be a Leader

Sreeja Kaimal | Step Up and Be a Leader

Elaina Rivais | Step Up and Be a Leader

Elaina Rivais | Step Up and Be a Leader

Ash Gelineau | Step Up and Be a Leader

Ash Gelineau | Step Up and Be a Leader

Ashley Lucas | Bringing Ideas to Life

Ashley Lucas | Bringing Ideas to Life

Heatherjean MacNeil | Bringing Ideas to Life

Heatherjean MacNeil | Bringing Ideas to Life

Naomi Nuta | Adapt

Naomi Nuta | Adapt & Innovate in a Market Research Career via Neuroscience Tools

Seema Badaya | Power of Empathy in the Leaders in the Fast Changing World

Seema Badaya | Power of Empathy in the Leaders in the Fast Changing World

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, encourage individuals to be a speaker/lead a workshop,
or leverage a sponsorship opportunity.  By participating in one of these outreach/volunteer roles,
you gain free access to the Conference – a $50 value!
Click to learn about volunteer roles and apply as a volunteer.
Pitch a workshop or speaker idea by May 31.
Review sponsorship & career fair participation information.
BOSTON

“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

BOSTON

“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

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

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

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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 Jenny.Morgan@chicktech.org 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.

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