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ACT-W SEATTLE 2017

Join us for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions,
a career/exhibit fair, 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 Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

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

ACT-W DOC & TALK PARTY

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

September 18th, 2017

f5 Networks
401 Elliott Ave W,
Seattle, WA 98119

5:30 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.

September 22nd, 2017

Living Computer Museum
2245 1st Ave S,
Seattle, WA 98134

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ACT-W CONFERENCE

This conference is packed with hands-on workshops, motivating sessions, a career/exhibit fair, and tons of networking. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with women in tech and professionals in Seattle.

September 23rd, 2017

Galvanize Seattle
111 S Jackson St,

Seattle, WA 98104

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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“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

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“CDK Global is dedicated to increasing diversity in tech. Our efforts span middle school, high school, tech professionals, and those considering tech. ACT-W represents an amazing opportunity to both share our story and promote increased representation of women in tech professions!”

– Kevin Brinkley, Director Technical Talent Acquisition at CDK Global

National Platinum Sponsor

OUR SPEAKERS & WORKSHOP LEADERS

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Amy Nelson - Taking the Leap

Amy Nelson - Taking the Leap

Jen Briggs - How to be a #GoalDigger: Bold Steps to Unleashing Your Confidence

Jen Briggs - How to be a #GoalDigger: Bold Steps to Unleashing Your Confidence

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Diane Najm - Leading with an Iron Fist Wearing Velvet Gloves

Diane Najm - Leading with an Iron Fist Wearing Velvet Gloves

Sue Anderson - Myths I

Sue Anderson - Myths I've Overcome

Christine Lambino-Cunliffe - The Empowered Introvert: How Embracing Introversion Made Me a Better Businesswoman

Christine Lambino-Cunliffe - The Empowered Introvert: How Embracing Introversion Made Me a Better Businesswoman

Val Duckett - Yes, You Can Be a

Val Duckett - Yes, You Can Be a "Techi"

Ashmi Bhanushali - Serverless Technologies at Nordstrom

Ashmi Bhanushali - Serverless Technologies at Nordstrom

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Mei'lani Eyre - You Mean There's Another Intern! Collaboration and Competition

Jessica A. Lee - Age, It’s More Than Just a Number

Jessica A. Lee - Age, It’s More Than Just a Number

Jordan Levine - So You Think You Can

Jordan Levine - So You Think You Can't Dance...Embracing the Uncomfortable

Maureen Nonnenmann - Agile and Co-Active Coach

Maureen Nonnenmann - Agile and Co-Active Coach

Natalia Leonova - Career Coach

Natalia Leonova - Career Coach

Dana Manciagli - Career Coach

Dana Manciagli - Career Coach

Ishita Chatterjee - Career Coach

Ishita Chatterjee - Career Coach

Cindy Healy - Professional Business, Executive and Life Coach

Cindy Healy - Professional Business, Executive and Life Coach

Niveditha Kalavakonda - Introduction to AR/VR development using Unity

Niveditha Kalavakonda - Introduction to AR/VR development using Unity

Deb Schaal - Continuous Improvement Simulation: Learn through Doing

Deb Schaal - Continuous Improvement Simulation: Learn through Doing

Vinaya Kansal  Continuous Improvement Simulation: Learn through Doing

Vinaya Kansal Continuous Improvement Simulation: Learn through Doing

Emily Carrion - Hack Mentorship to Catapult Your Career

Emily Carrion - Hack Mentorship to Catapult Your Career

Nathalie Steinmetz - Your Path to Open Source

Nathalie Steinmetz - Your Path to Open Source

Liz Morgan - How to Create a Great LinkedIn Profile and Build Your Professional Brand

Liz Morgan - How to Create a Great LinkedIn Profile and Build Your Professional Brand

Margie Strite - How to Create a Great LinkedIn Profile and Build Your Professional Brand

Margie Strite - How to Create a Great LinkedIn Profile and Build Your Professional Brand

Nancy McSharry Jensen - Barriers and Breakthroughs Returning to Work after a Career Break

Nancy McSharry Jensen - Barriers and Breakthroughs Returning to Work after a Career Break

Roberta Nasser - The TOP QUESTIONS To Ask Yourself in Determining Your Career GAMEPLAN

Roberta Nasser - The TOP QUESTIONS To Ask Yourself in Determining Your Career GAMEPLAN

Stacy Duhon - Unleashing Your Own Style of Bold Leadership

Stacy Duhon - Unleashing Your Own Style of Bold Leadership

Sindhu Manne - Comparing Clouds: An Engineer Perspective

Sindhu Manne - Comparing Clouds: An Engineer Perspective

Carissa Garnant - She Started It Panel

Carissa Garnant - She Started It Panel

Annie Headley - She Started It Panel

Annie Headley - She Started It Panel

Mikaela Kiner - She Started It Panel

Mikaela Kiner - She Started It Panel

Renana Yacobi - She Started It Panel

Renana Yacobi - She Started It Panel

Korina Stark - She Started It Panel

Korina Stark - She Started It Panel

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Amanda O'Shannessy - 6 Lessons from 6 Years of Entrepreneurship

Bhavna Chauhan - What Not To Do in Your Career

Bhavna Chauhan - What Not To Do in Your Career

Britney Muller - Negotiation: Your Career is All About Leverage

Britney Muller - Negotiation: Your Career is All About Leverage

Gary Ford - Delegating for Engagement and Innovation

Gary Ford - Delegating for Engagement and Innovation

Suzanne O

Suzanne O'Kelley - Roll Your Own Leaders

Sarah Strano - How Machine Learning Opens the World!

Sarah Strano - How Machine Learning Opens the World!

Jessica Wicksnin - Create Your Own Chatbot Using Facebook Messenger API

Jessica Wicksnin - Create Your Own Chatbot Using Facebook Messenger API

Cristina Paredes - What is

Cristina Paredes - What is "Technology" Anyway?

Cynthia Tee - Micro Ally Skills Workshop

Cynthia Tee - Micro Ally Skills Workshop

Alyssa (Arneson) Jarman - Taking the Mystery Out of Your Finances

Alyssa (Arneson) Jarman - Taking the Mystery Out of Your Finances

Alexa Meyer - Taking the Mystery Out of Your Finances

Alexa Meyer - Taking the Mystery Out of Your Finances

Joanna Power - Taking the Rest: To-Go-REST APIs For Mobile Apps

Joanna Power - Taking the Rest: To-Go-REST APIs For Mobile Apps

Merrielle Ondreicka - Get Your Head in the Cloud: Running a Web Application on AWS

Merrielle Ondreicka - Get Your Head in the Cloud: Running a Web Application on AWS

Cristina Paredes - What is

Cristina Paredes - What is "Technology" Anyway?

Sasha Rayburn - Technology Apprenticeship

Sasha Rayburn - Technology Apprenticeship

Colleen Harris - Finding Your Voice Without Losing It! Struggles and Successes Communicating in the Workplace

Colleen Harris - Finding Your Voice Without Losing It! Struggles and Successes Communicating in the Workplace

Jeff Spector - Karat Panel: Removing Bias from Technical Interviewing

Jeff Spector - Karat Panel: Removing Bias from Technical Interviewing

Joanna Power - Taking the Rest: To-Go-REST APIs For Mobile Apps

Joanna Power - Taking the Rest: To-Go-REST APIs For Mobile Apps

Merrielle Ondreicka - Get Your Head in the Cloud: Running a Web Application on AWS

Merrielle Ondreicka - Get Your Head in the Cloud: Running a Web Application on AWS

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“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

 

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Kickoff Happy Hour

 

Saturday, September 23rd, 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 – 5:00 PM: Career/Exhibit 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

 

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/Exhibit Fair!
Please email 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.

INTERESTED IN MAKING THE
CONFERENCE HAPPEN?

ChickTech is gearing up for our third annual ACT-W Seattle and we need your help to make it a success. 
You can help empower women by signing up to volunteer, encourage individuals to be a speaker/lead a workshop,
or leverage a sponsorship opportunity.  By participating in one of these outreach/volunteer roles,
you gain free access to the Conference – a $65 value!
Click to learn about volunteer roles and apply as a volunteer.
Pitch a workshop or speaker idea by June 23rd.
Review sponsorship & career fair participation information.

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