Introducing ChickTech Philadelphia!

Posted on 07. Oct, 2016 by

ChickTech_10.07.16I recently joined the nonprofit, ChickTech as the Communications Director for their brand new Philadelphia Chapter and we are hosing our first even on October 13 at Benjamin’s Desk!

ChickTech, a 403(B) nonprofit, was founded in 2011 in Portland, Oregon by Janice Levenhagen-Seeley with the mission to retain women in the technology workforce and increase the number of women and girls pursing technology-based careers. We facilitate hands-on technology-centric events to empower, support, and increase the confidence of women and girls.

As a new Chapter, ChickTech Philly is looking to provide a supportive and safe place for women to meet other female techies and create a network of empowerment.

What makes us different? From high school workshops to getting advice on technical interviewing, our programs build community, empower participants to see themselves as technologists and leaders, and provide networking and mentoring opportunities in the rapidly growing tech industry.

We are launching a 4-part career series to help women navigate and advance their careers in IT. Our first Meetup is Thursday October 13 @ Benjamin’s Desk. This event is geared at bringing women together for the purpose of learning from one another’s experiences! We will also have special guest attendees who will be there to answer your questions about the application and interview process as well as to offer advice about marketing yourself for the job you want.

 

Our special guests include:

Amanda ElefanteDirector, People Operations @ HealthVerity

Beth Perkins, Talent Acquisition Manager @ Delphic Digital

Dorothy O’Hara, VP of Human Resources @ InfoMC

Rebecca Scuderi, Recruiting Coordinator @ RevZilla

 

There will be light fare, drinks and of course lots of networking! Be sure to join our  MeetUp group and RSVP to our event!

ChickTech Philly is looking for sponsors and volunteers! For more information please reach out to Sarah at Sarah.Herrmann@chicktech.org to get involved!