WomenHack will be returning to The Windy City tomorrow in hopes of filling open tech positions with more women.

Headquartered in San Francisco, WomenHack Events first started out less than a year ago to an overwhelming response from start-ups and companies all over the San Francisco Bay Area showing their support for diversity and inclusive hiring.

Believing that diversity strengthens teams and forging forward with our mission to present more economic opportunities to women in tech roles, WomenHack Events traveled to various major cities bringing together companies who are hiring and talented women in tech (developers, designers, and PMs).

WomenHack has now worked with over 1,500+ women talents and over 170+ companies, from 21 cities in 4 different countries. Tomorrow, we’ll be returning to Chicago following positive response from our previous run in April.

Our events aim to help diverse companies and talented women talents in tech roles meet each other in a casual setting. How, you ask? Through the time-honored technique of speed dating. Lasting around 2 to 3 hours per event, attendees of WomenHack Events can generally expect to be introduced to the hiring landscape in their region, to learn more about different companies, and meet not just the companies, but also their fellow peers in the industry.

Our Host

Uptake combines their strengths — machine learning, analytics, data visualization and software development — with the expertise of their industrial partners to deliver a powerful, actionable insights platform that makes the world more productive, safe, and reliable.

They have a gender diversity of 26% women in their workforce, and their perks and benefits include: Equal Pay, Flexible work schedules, Wellness programs, Women Leadership and Mentoring Groups, Education Reimbursement, Paid Maternity Leave, Adoption Benefits.

They are looking for talented developers with the following skills: Android (Java), Angular, Go, Java, Javascript, Python, Scala, Data Science (Hadoop, R), Product.

Diversity Sponsors

Our Gold Sponsor, Solstice, is a digital innovation firm that helps Fortune 500 companies seize new opportunities through world-changing digital solutions. They’re strategists, researchers, designers, and engineers hell-bent on changing the way the world does business.

They have a gender diversity of 33% women in their workforce, and their perks and benefits include: Equal Pay, Flexible work schedules, Wellness programs, Women Leadership and Mentoring Groups, Education Reimbursement, and both Paid and Unpaid maternity leave.

Our Silver Sponsor, Verint, is a global leader in Actionable Intelligence solutions that empower organizations with crucial insights, enabling decision makers to anticipate, respond, and take action. Today, over 10,000 organizations in more than 180 countries, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 100, use Verint solutions to optimize customer engagement and make the world a safer place.

They have a gender diversity of 24% women in their workforce, and their perks and benefits include: Equal Pay, Flexible work schedules, Education Reimbursement, Paid Time off, Salary Continuation, FSA, 401K Employer match, Domestic Partner Benefits, EAP, Medical Dental Vision, and Company-paid Life Insurance.

Our other Silver Sponsor, Deloitte, is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services to select clients.

They have a gender diversity of 30% women in their workforce, and their perks and benefits include: Equal Pay, Flexible work schedules, Wellness programs, Women Leadership and Mentoring Groups, Education Reimbursement, Paid Maternity Leave, Unpaid maternity leave, Adoption Benefits, Start-up baby costs coverage/bonus, andReimbursement for fertility treatments.

Our other Silver Sponsor, ShopRunner, is on a mission to help retailers thrive by sparking and deepening connections between shoppers and the brands they love. They are perpetrators of good vibes and great experiences for customers, merchants and each other. They want you to bring your whole human self to work every single day.

They have a gender diversity of 46% women in their workforce, and their perks and benefits include: Equal Pay, Flexible work schedules, Education Reimbursement, Paid Maternity Leave, Adoption Benefits, Onsite child care or subsidies for offsite daycare, and 401K Match.

Our other Silver Sponsor, West Monroe Partners, is a management consulting firm that places an emphasis on technology. They pride ourselves on having an uncommon blend of business savvy consultants and technical experts that work together to achieve sustainable success. They are dedicated to building solutions that address the toughest technology and business challenges for their clients.

They have a gender diversity of 30% women in their workforce, and their perks and benefits include: Equal Pay, Flexible work schedules, Wellness programs, Women Leadership and Mentoring Groups, and Paid Maternity Leave.

We also have a great set of companies such as Enova, kCuraBuildoutMilyliChicago TradingHighGrounds, and Narrative Science looking to hire talents in Chicago. We’re looking forward to an exciting evening at WomenHack!

See you all tomorrow!

 

For information on upcoming WomenHack events happening in August and September, please click here.
Interested in joining a WomenHack Event and meeting companies? Request an invite here.

For all other queries, please contact marina@womenwork.co.