Want to have a high positive impact on the lives and careers of technical women? Want to support a non-profit organization dedicated to diversity and inclusion? If yes - then read on!
As a part of the ChickTech Chicago Careers initiative, we're beginning to plan the ACT-W Chicago 2016 conference. The ACT-W conference is focused on Advancing the Careers of Technical Women.
The conference is designed to help women professionals network, grow their skills, and discover employers looking for exceptional talent.
ChickTech has been organizing ACT-W in Seattle and Portland for the last couple of years. Take a look at the ACT-W 2016 websites for these locations:
While we do not have an exact date for the conference yet, we are targeting Sept 2016. It will be a 2 day event over a weekend and would be similar to the events at the other locations.
We have various skills-based volunteering opportunities available. Here are just some of the aspects of conference planning we need help with:
- Event and logistics management (food, venue etc).
- Volunteer co-ordination
- Speaker outreach (creating a CFP process and selecting the talks)
- Sponsor outreach
- Social media management
- Marketing and swag
- Website management
Lot of the work can be done remotely (we love Hangouts and Slack channels!), so we're sure we'll be able to find something that fits your busy schedules!
What's in it for you? I'm glad you asked! Volunteer work and conference planning looks great on the resume. But that's not all... you'll get the opportunity to grow your network and meet with some amazing people in the Chicago Tech community!
If you're interested in any aspect of conference planning (even those not listed above), fill out this form before May 23rd and we'll be in touch soon!
Link to form: http://goo.gl/forms/5jTjjzdn8l
Thanks for your time!
~ The ChickTech Chicago Leadership Team