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 the Bay Area.

All proceeds from our first annual ACT-W Bay Area 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.

April 7th, 2017

Galvanize San Francisco – Soma
44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

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 the Bay Area.

April 8th, 2017

Galvanize San Francisco – Soma
44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

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


Stacey Ferreira
CEO & Founder, Forge
A Look at Global Female Entrepreneurship
Amy Skeeters-Behrens
Executive Director, DocuSign Impact
Panel: Profit & Purpose: Creating an Impactful Career


Silvia Vasquez-Lavado
CEO, Courageous Girls
Panel: Profit & Purpose: Creating an Impactful Career
Laura Moon
VP, Glassdoor
Panel: Profit & Purpose: Creating an Impactful Career
Katherine Woo
Product Lead, Facebook
Panel: Profit & Purpose: Creating an Impactful Career
Natasha Awasthi
Director of Product Management, Medal
13 Lessons From 13 Years In Tech & Mind Tricks to Make the Hard Stuff Easy
Bhavna Chauhan
Senior Software Engineer, DocuSign
What Not To Do in Your Career
Sravanthi Sinha
Student, Holberton School
How Deep Learning and Drones Can Save the World from Asteroids


Tamson Ing
Technical Recruiter, DocuSign
Power Up Your Interview Prep
Neha Jain
Senior Software Engineer, LinkedIn
Advice from Mothers in STEM & Machine Learning 101
Bridget Quigg
Event Host, BQ Productions
Techlandia: A Startup Culture Comedy Bridget Quigg
Katie Schenkkan
Career Coach, General Assembly
Aptitudes & Attitude: Selling Your Story
Robin Yang
Product Manager, CodeCombat
Failing With Your Head Held High
Daniela Rivera
Senior Software Engineer, DocuSign
A Tale of Moving Cities, Starting Jobs and Being Pregnant 
Kevin L. Nichols
CEO & Founder, Social Engineering Project
Mock Interview/Resume Reviewer
Liz Morgan
Principal Recruiter, LinkedIn
POP Your Profile! How to Activate Your LinkedIn Potential
Skylar Payne
Software Engineer, LinkedIn
Machine Learning 101
Jen Zagofsky
Director of Product Management, DocuSign
Panel: Use Your Superpowers to Navigate a Career and Life That is Meaningful For You
Donna Rutledge
Senior Technical Recruiter, DocuSign
Panel: What Recruiters Look for in Prospective Candidates
Pooja Brown
Sr. Director Engineering, DocuSign
Migrating Legacy Systems and Applications Through the Next Generation
Melissa Frank-Huff
Director of Engineering Program Management, DocuSign
Panel: Use Your Superpowers to Navigate a Career and Life That is Meaningful For You 
Hilary Stohs-Krause
Software Developer, Ten Forward Consulting, Inc
How to Make Your Website Not Ugly: 10 Simple UX Tenets for Non-Designers
Tracy Thomas
Director of Global Field Operations, Jive Software
Level Up Your Career: Beyond Tech Skills
Laura Ashley-Wielt
Senior Program Manager, DocuSign
Panel: Use Your Superpowers to Navigate a Career and Life That is Meaningful For You
Adriann Harrington
Recruiter, Starbucks
Panel: What Recruiters Look for in Prospective Candidates
Antony Bichon
Director of Engineering, Highfive, Inc
Mock Interview/Resume Reviewer
Mike Klug
Senior Director, Jive Software
Mock Interview/Resume Reviewer
Lisa Kondo
Executive Recruiter, GRN San Francisco
Mock Interview/Resume Reviewer
Marta Crowe
Co-Founder of Treat and Techni Studios
She Started It Q&A and Entrepreneur Panel
Laura Geiger
Founder & Managing Director, Meredith Consulting LLC
Panel: What Recruiters Look for in Prospective Candidates

“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



Friday, April 7, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Kickoff Happy Hour at Galvanize San Francisco


Saturday, April 8, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:20 AM: Registration & Networking Breakfast 

 10:20 AM – 10:30 AM: Welcome & Logistics

10:30 AM – 11:35 AM: Keynote Speakers

11:35 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 Off-site Activities

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Birds of a Feather Off-site 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.