ChickTech.org is 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 to empower, support, and increase the confidence of women and girls.
ChickTech provides a year long program for high school girls to learn about science, technology and math through these hands-on events and mentorship. The problem is that girls start the program and drop off as the year goes on. Organizers currently inform girls of new events using e-mail and snail mail, and girls lose momentum in meeting with their mentors when their life gets busy.
The number one issue for ChickTech is attrition. Our new ChickTech Android app solves attrition by allowing organizers to send event updates directly to everyone’s phones, by enabling girls to easily learn about and register for events, and by connecting students to their mentors via chat.