The Brainchild Collective is a Chicago-based non-profit that brings arts and entrepreneurship education to Chicago schools to help students build social-emotional skills in a holistic way. As the company grew, it was experiencing a shift in their team, and they wanted to anchor new employees in a consistent, efficient meetings flow.
There are currently fewer than twenty female CTOs in the Chicago tech community. Ethos, Women Influence Chicago, and Illinois Technology Association (now part of 1871) saw the opportunity to invest in the next generation of female technologists to try to significantly increase that number.
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Women remain underrepresented in tech, even as the industry tries to address jaw-dropping statistics
How bad is the diversity in tech problem? Seriously bad.
Female representation in tech is low, and it’s not changing
In computer science, 16.7% of 2016 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral graduates were female
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