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Help fund STEM programs- Rally for ChickTech!!!

Added on by Madeline Stevens.

On Nov. 17th and 18th of 2018 ChickTech held a kickoff to celebrate the start of their high school program year. There will be a high school event once a month going forward. 

ChickTech envisions a safe, inclusive, and innovative technology future that includes equal pay, participation, and treatment of women. They are dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers.

They facilitate hands-on technology-centric events and programs to empower, support, and increase the confidence of women and girls. Through their events, they build community, empower participants to see themselves as leaders, and provide networking and mentoring opportunities in the rapidly growing high tech industry.

IMPORTANT:  ChickTech has lost it's largest funding partner - Adobe. Adobe made up about 35% of ChickTech’s national budget. Now they’re inviting everyone to #RallyforChickTech by contributing to the fundtraiser. This national campaign is hoping to raise 100k of bridge funding. 

(All photos are taken by Ivette Cortez, I did not attend this event.)

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The amazing people behind the scenes of these Seattle events are the Youth Program Manager, Ivette Cortez, and team leads, Val Najera and Kat Radich.  

ChickTech High School kickoff held last year in Seattle:

* Hosted by Industrious Seattle (@industriousHQ on Twitter)  

* Sixty-three HS youth (girls, cisgender, non-binary)

* Five workshops inc, VR, Architecture & Cybersecurity