As part of its mission, ChIPs seeks to motivate, train and provide opportunities to the next generation of women leaders in technology, law, and policy. In furtherance of this mission, ChIPs is pleased to announce the ChIPs Advocacy Leadership & Innovation Program, or, the ChIPs ALI Program.
Formerly the “ChIPs Shadow Program,” this was piloted in summer 2016 in three regions: Washington D.C., Silicon Valley and Austin, Texas. The program was designed for high school girls and young women interested in exploring careers in law, technology and government.
The program is designed to encourage Advocacy, Leadership and Innovation by providing hands-on experience with visits to organizations such as the Courts, Legislature and the United States Patent and Trademark Office and opportunities to interact one-on-one with senior women and diverse leaders in these fields. Specifically, ChIPs seeks to help develop and inspire the next generation of women leaders and innovators by encouraging them to speak and advocate with confidence, challenge convention, and innovate, while exposing them to the areas of law, technology, and policy.
ChIPs seeks to bring together groups of young women from diverse backgrounds eager to explore careers in technology, law and policy, and who are:
Cost is $80 to participate in each regional pilot program, with a number of scholarship slots reserved for low income/underrepresented individuals. The application for 2017 sessions has now opened.
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read about the 2016 programs here, and learn about the 2016 program schedules below.
ChIPs launched the Washington D.C., ALI Program (formerly the “Shadow Program”) pilot in on August 25th, 2016 in the Washington, D.C. Area in collaboration with the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary and Google Inc. You can view the Washington D.C. program below:
ChIPs launched the Shadow Program pilot in June 2016 in the San Francisco Bay Area in collaboration with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The program included: