Chicago

GET Cities is proud to work in Chicago—a city with a growing tech sector, strong academic institutions, and vibrant entrepreneurial and venture ecosystem, where one in three startups are run by women.

Why Chicago?

We’re excited to work in a city that already has the ethos to see women in tech soar and offers a diverse talent pool that continues to gain momentum. We look forward to continuing to convene and elevate convening and elevating Chicago’s already robust efforts toward gender equity in tech, creating an actionable example for cities around the country.

Our Local Collaborators

Universities represent one of the most important pipelines of tech talent for most companies–both for internships and full-time employment. Working with Break Through Tech to increase the number and percentage of women studying and graduating with relevant tech degrees, we expect to have a measurable impact on the number and percentage of women being hired in tech in our target cities.

Our academic partner for GET Chicago is the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)—an ethnically and economically diverse research powerhouse that is already driving increased interest in computer science.

Why Chicago?

GET Chicago is currently forming relationships with influential local organizations working to build on, support and scale the strong inclusivity work already being done in Chicago.

GET Chicago is looking to partner with organizations, agencies, companies and universities that are interested in and committed to closing the gender gap in tech. Whether it’s your organization’s primary focus or something you just really care about—we want to work with you.

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