Annalise Servin: Improving the Lives of Women and Girls through Technology

Just 18% of computer science degrees are held by women. And just 38% of women with CS degrees continue to work in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Furthermore, women hold just 5% of STEM leadership positions.

 

ChickTech was founded in 2012 to engage women and non-binary people of all ages in the technology industry, while working to create a better technology culture for all. Since then, ChickTech has impacted tens of thousands of participants, bringing community and support to people of all genders. The organization's work includes:

■ STEM workshops and mentorship for high school students, as well as career advancement programs and events for women

■ Creating an environment of generational support through “bridge programming”

■ Advancing gender equity and belonging in technology

 

You’ll come away with an understanding of why we need a community of inclusion and belonging – to improve how technology works for and represents everyone.

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Annalise has focused her career on supporting marginalized youth and young adults in personal and professional development by helping them identify their passions, eliminate barriers, and pursue their dream careers. Annalise’s true passion is helping youth reach their full potential without sacrificing their authentic selves.