ACT-W NEW YORK 2017

Join us for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, 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 New York and the Northeast.

All proceeds from our first annual ACT-W New York Conference go towards providing
STEM education programs to local high school girls through ChickTech. 

ACT-W WATCH PARTY

Enjoy exclusive access to the She Started It Documentary & Panel Discussion at General Assembly! She Started It explores female under-representation in entrepreneurship and challenges, solutions, and overcoming all barriers.

April 28th, 2017

General Assembly NYC
902 Broadway Fl 4, NY, NY 10010

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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.

May 18th, 2017

Galvanize New York
315 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

ACT-W CONFERENCE

This conference is packed with hands-on workshops, motivating presentations, a Career Fair, and tons of networking time to connect with others. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with women in tech in the New York area.

May 19th, 2017

Galvanize New York
315 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013

9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Check out the new ChickTech NYC Facebook Page!

Like both the CT NYC page and ACT-W page and be entered to win a prize at ACT-W!

NEW YORK

“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

OUR SPEAKERS & WORKSHOP LEADERS

Anne Krause
Executive Director, Hemisfair Conservancy
Career Navigation Doesn’t Have to Be Scary!
Anne Krause
Executive Director, Hemisfair Conservancy
Career Navigation Doesn’t Have to Be Scary!
Anne Krause
Executive Director, Hemisfair Conservancy
Career Navigation Doesn’t Have to Be Scary!
Kathy Gruver
International Motivational Speaker and Award-Winning Author
Five Keys to Stress Reduction for Enhanced Performance and Better Communication
Kathy Gruver
International Motivational Speaker and Award-Winning Author
Five Keys to Stress Reduction for Enhanced Performance and Better Communication
Kathy Gruver
International Motivational Speaker and Award-Winning Author
Five Keys to Stress Reduction for Enhanced Performance and Better Communication
Natasha Awasthi
Director of Product Management, Medal
13 Lessons From 13 Years In Tech
Suma Reddy
Co-Founder, Waddle
The Future of Virtual Reality
YZ Chin
Software Engineer, AppNexus
How to Be a Software Engineer Without an MFA
Bie Aweh M.Ed
Career Developer, DevBootcamp
Diversity & Dialogue: Making it Count
Nicole Drummond
Career Developer, DevBootcamp
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Negotiating
Nancy Mond
Principal Software Engineer, DonorsChoose.org
Change the World – Write Software
Jennifer L. Shanks
Instructional Technology Director, Staten Island Field Support Center
One-On-One Coaching
Gaelen Hadlett
Founder, Sunset Spark
Growing Communities by Volunteering
Jasmine Belotte
Entrepreneur
An Entrepreneurs Mindset: Transformational Thinking and Setting Goals
Natalie Archibald
Sr. Integrated Marketing Manager, Wall Street Journal
5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Career
Alicia Dale
Strategic Business Architect, Next Level Architecture
Women in Technology and Business – Creating Something New
Win Suen
Associate Data Scientist, AppNexus
Python Webscraping for Fun and Profit
Micole Sudberg
Senior Technical Writer, AppNexus
Tech Writing Made Easy
Eldrid Sequeira
Founder, Dimension Learning
Integrating Humanities into the 21st Century: Humanities and CAD
Lupita Gonzalez
Executive Coach, The Thrive Advisory
Fight Sexism and Come Out Winning! – Learn Change Agents’ Tools to End Sexism In and Out of the Workplace
Leah Entenmann
Program and Communications Coordinator, Hollaback!
Fight Sexism and Come Out Winning! – Learn Change Agents’ Tools to End Sexism In and Out of the Workplace
Lori Stahl-Van Brackle
Director of IT, Manhattan Field Support Center
Teaching with Technology as a Creative Tool
Allison Krug
Technical Community Manager, AppNexus
End Of The Road: How to Pave A New Path When Inspiration & Opportunity Are Running Low
Lauren Leto
CEO, Listen Inc.
One-On-One Coaching
Jung Manson
VP of Tech Ops, AppNexus
End Of The Road: How to Pave A New Path When Inspiration & Opportunity Are Running Low
Christa Santa-Donato
Career Coach, General Assembly
The Importance of Crafting a Personal Narrative
Shirley Zhe Chen
Data Scientist, Two Sigma
Information Extraction on Unstructured Data
Amy Wasik
Senior Vice President, Two Sigma
Principles of REST API Design
Bridget Quigg
Event Host, BQ Productions
Happy Hour Activities: How To Network Like an Improviser
Erin Lee
Front-End Engineer, Blue Apron
Navigating the Workplace: Career Path in a Growing Environment
Anna Krieger
Career Coach, General Assembly
The Importance of Crafting a Personal Narrative
Samantha Levenson
Campus Recruiting Manager, Blue Apron
Navigating the Workplace: Career Path in a Growing Environment 
Mahdis Rezaei
Technical Project Manager, Blue Apron
Navigating the Workplace: Career Path in a Growing Environment
Meghan Dow
Engineering Manager, Blue Apron
Navigating the Workplace: Career Path in a Growing Environment
Bridget Quigg
Event Host, BQ Productions
Happy Hour Activities: How To Network Like an Improviser
NEW YORK

“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

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Kickoff Happy Hour at Galvanize New York

How To Network Like an Improviser Happy Hour Activities

 

Friday, May 19, 2017

9:30 AM – 10:20 AM: Registration & Networking

 10:20 AM – 10:25 AM: Welcome & Logistics

10:25 AM – 11:30 AM: Keynote Speakers

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Lightning Talks

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Networking Lunch

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Career Fair & Career Advancement Sessions

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Post-Conference Events

“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

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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 Fair!
Please email Stephany.Garcia@chicktech.org and 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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