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. 


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


This conference is packed with hands-on workshops, panels, 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 New York and the Northeast.

May 19th, 2017

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

9:00 AM – 7:00 PM


“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

Gold Sponsor


Interested in hosting a hands-on workshop, being a speaker, or holding a seat on a panel? 
We would love to hear from you! Please fill out the Call For Proposals Application and please
include the estimated presentation time you would prefer. We look forward to meeting you and
thank you for supporting ChickTech’s ACT-W Conference!
Deadline: February 27, 2017
Have questions? Email and!

Janice Levenhagen - Keynote SpeakerJanice Levenhagen
CEO, ChickTech


Asha Sharma
COO, Porch


Brian Retford,
1026 Labs, Inc.

Stephanie Kim
Developer Evangelist, Algorithmia

Reetu Gupta
Co-Founder and CEO, Cirkled in

Erica Melzer
Community Marketing Manager, Dev Bootcamp


“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.”

– Eleanor Whitney, Community Marketing Manager at Dev Bootcamp

National Career Fair Sponsor



Thursday, May 18, 2017

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


Friday, May 19, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Registration & Networking Breakfast 

 10:30 AM – 10:35 AM: Welcome & Logistics

10:35 AM – 11:25 AM: Keynote Speakers

11:25 AM – 12:00 PM: Lightning Talks

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Networking Lunch

1:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Career Fair & Career Advancement Sessions

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Post-Conference Happy Hour

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Birds of a Feather Offsite Dinners

“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



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 and 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.