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).
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
Here’s the stories that got people talking on the ChickTech social media pages this month! Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see relevant stories, see job postings, and hear news around the ChickTech community. ZDNet Article: Two technology leaders share practical advice on culture change, women in tech, and transforming software
We’re excited to have Lilian Chen, Interaction Designer at YouTube Live join us as a keynote speaker at #ACTWNational in Phoenix! She is a former competitive Super Smash Brothers Melee player who aims to promote empathy in competitive gaming spaces. She also co-founded Smash Sisters, an initiative that hopes to bring more women into esports.
We’re thrilled to announce Nikita T. Mitchell as a featured keynote at the 2018 ACT-W National Conference! Nikita speaks and writes about why CEOs need to think beyond the bottom line. She is the creator of Above the Bottom Line, a newsletter dedicated to keeping you informed of how the world’s most influential companies are