Janice is the founder and executive director of ChickTech, an organization dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. In the past, Janice has run Embla Consulting, a marketing and business consulting firm for small businesses. She was also co-founder of trovi, a seed-stage tech startup located in Portland, Oregon.
She believes strongly that the diversity and strengths that women can bring will push high tech to even more impressive heights. Her inspiration for creating ChickTech came from her own experiences in computer engineering and the realization that the percentage of women in engineering isn’t going to get higher by itself. Janice has a BS in Computer Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from Willamette University