TechGirlz, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls to be future technology leaders, has announced a new partnership with ChickTech, a nonprofit advancing the role of women in tech through events, mentorship, networking and training.
For many young women, their interest in STEM begins to wane as they enter high school, which is a critical time in their lives. And while each girl’s personal reasons for losing interest in STEM varies, a recent study by Microsoft and KRC Research suggests that girls lose interest due to peer pressure, lack of role models, and insufficient support from parents and teachers. Since its inception, ChickTech has aimed to change this by sparking an interest in STEM studies among young girls and teens to create a more diverse tech community.
August has arrived. By now, kids are getting ready to go back school, but their brains may be a little groggy from all the summer excitement. They’ve been laughing, having fun, and forming summer memories that they’ll carry with them for many years to come. Parents, however, are likely counting down the days to September. When their kids go back to school, structure will be brought back into daily routines. Teachers take over to shape students’ minds, encourage their passions, and help them grow their skills.
This past July, Chicktech ran a weeklong robotics bootcamp for middle and high school girls across Oregon. Hosted at the PCC Rock Creek campus, the camp lasted 5 days and exposed the girls to a variety of activities that would cultivate their expertise in the robotics field. The purpose of this weeklong camp was to educate young women on the different aspects regarding FIRST Robotics. As these girls were ages 12-18, the camp was geared towards the middle school and high school FIRST programs, FTC (First Tech Challenge) and FRC (First Robotics Challenge).
After 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America is shaking things up with the name change of its flagship program, Boy Scouts, to Scouts BSA, which is expected to take effect in February 2019. After over a century of being a program for only boys, this isn’t something we should take lightly. And here at ChickTech, we believe it’s a major step towards gender equality and inclusion.
Second grant will be used to expand and refine programs for school-aged children and teens. Portland, Ore. – May 24, 2018 – ChickTech, a national 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers, has received a $20,000 grant from AT&T Oregon to
Last month, ChickTech hosted its first ACT-W National conference to continue its mission of accelerating the careers of women in technology and to create more women leaders across the industry. The three days were filled with speaking sessions and workshops focused on career development, leadership, diversity, and technology. The event was supported by the generous contributions of over 30 partners, including the likes of Google, Nintendo, T Mobile, and more.
ACT-W National was an engaging 3-day conference where talented women and supporters in tech connected with organizations and other leaders in the community. The conference included interactive and engaging sessions, one-on-one coaching, a Community and Career Fair, and many opportunities for networking in a supportive and uplifting environment! In addition, Friday was devoted to “train
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Check it out! Janice Marie Levenhagen-Seeley, ChickTech founder and CEO, shares her top 3 lessons learned as a limit breaking female entrepreneur. Sneak Peek: I’m the Founder and CEO of ChickTech, a national nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls and women in the technology industry and creating a more inclusive technology culture. I founded ChickTech in