As the largest city in the Midwest and the third largest city in the United States, Chicago is a natural hub for technology innovation. In a 2015 report from investment firm CBRE, Chicago ranked as the 5th largest and 11th fastest-growing tech market in the country. For the second year in a row, Chicago trails only New York City as the No. 1 hub for fast-growing private companies on the Inc. 5000, according to Inc. Magazine. Over the past four years, the city has created more than 40,000 tech jobs.

Who We Are Chicago’s mission is to build a community for women and men in all levels of the tech industry, from corporate to nonprofit to academia. We also plan to be a resource for those who want to transition into the field.

The chapter launched in October of 2015, and the planning committee is growing. New members are welcome, and we’re always looking for volunteers & blog contributors. We host monthly, sponsored events and look forward to partnering with area businesses.