June 15th, 2019
GirlCon Chicago

About us

Empowering the next generation of female leaders.
GirlCon is a Chicago-based event taking place this summer to encourage middle and high school girls to feel empowered in reaching their goals. GirlCon will have breakout sessions from numerous companies that the attendees will have the opportunity to learn from and make connections with. We focus on how technology is a huge factor in EVERY career field, whether it be science, fashion, or anything that students are passionate about. The lack of diversity in STEM is a big issue that everyone on the GirlCon team is striving to fix. The attendees will have a chance to personally connect with companies from many different career paths and gain advice from women in both college and the workforce. Our goal is to provide attendees with helpful connections and successful women in their choice career field: we want everyone to feel empowered to reach their potential!
Thank you to everyone who helped make GirlCon 2018 possible. We couldn't have done it without you.
Anyone is free to attend
30+ Industry Professionals
We invite incredible women to share their stories
From all over the United States
Future leaders travel from across the country to join in the excitement
What's on the agenda?
This is the schedule from GirlCon 2018. Check back later for this year's schedule!
GirlCon Leadership
GirlCon would not be possible without the help of our 4 teams composed of incredible students from around the US
Core Team
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National Team

Vidya Bharadwaj, Stevenson High School
Ashley Chu, Alameda High School
Justina Chua, Vernon Hills High School
Erin Hernandez, Lane Tech High School
Salma Kamni, Amos Alonzo Stagg High School
Gurleen Kaur, Wheeling High School
Jordana Hozman, Deerfield High School
Ty Melnick, Deerfield High School
Mohini Shanker, Waubonsie Valley High School
Design Team

Kayla Drumke, Deerfield High School
Allison Liu, Stevenson High School
Hina Matsumoto, Deerfield High School
DaiGianna Williams, Lane Tech College Prep High School

Sanmati Choudhary, Farmington High School
Amy Deng, Deerfield High School
Yamilett Estrada-Reyes, Lane Tech College Prep High School
Ally Geren, Deerfield High School
Prachi Gyanmote, Stevenson High School
Sydney Holubow, Deerfield High School
Jorie Lazarus, Deerfield High School
Monica Para, Amos Alonzo Stagg High School
Abby Reinstein, Highland Park High School
Hadley Shalowitz, Deerfield High School
Melanie Silver, Deerfield High School
We invite over 30 speakers from tech industries to share their stories.
Check back soon for the incredible group of 2019 speakers.
2019 Sponsors
If you're interested in being a sponsor for GirlCon, please check out our sponsorship prospectus.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is GirlCon?
GirlCon is FREE! Registration, swag, food, and everything else is no charge - we want this event to be open for anyone to attend.
When is this event is taking place?
GirlCon 2019 is being held on June 15th, 2019 at Google's Chicago Office.
What should I bring?
Please bring a laptop to GirlCon. Water jugs will be provided so feel free to bring a water bottle. Meals, snacks, and drawstring bags will be provided. You can also bring a notebook if you wish to take notes! Otherwise, all that is required is a smile and your passionate strife.
Can parents/guardians come?
Though this event is for high-school girls, if parents would feel most comfortable accompanying, the more the merrier! We will have several volunteers from an array of Chicagoland companies the day of the event.
What forms do I have to fill out?
In order to come to GirlCon, before filling out the registration form, liability forms are attached from the venue and from our organization, GirlCon Chicago. You will not be able to come to GirlCon without the consent of your parents or guardians. Please read through these forms before registering.
Do I need any previous technology experience for this event?
No experience is required - GirlCon is for everyone.
Who can come to this event?
Though this event is aimed at anyone who identifies as female/non-binary, anyone is able to attend GirlCon, regardless of gender!
Have another question?
Please email us at GirlConChicago@gmail.com
GirlCon Chicago
E-mail: GirlConChicago@gmail.com