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TyK [Thought You Knew]

Chicago, IL | http://thoughtyouknew.us
Joined in July 2011

About Us

TyK [Thought You Knew] was founded in 2008 to help women 'Get confident.'

From photo shoots, to hack spaces, to mentoring sessions, on to bike-basic clinics, TyK aims to give women that nudge they need to realize their own strength.**

The TyK Pinup Project We like start by getting a little bit saucy, so we produce a calendar featuring everyday cyclists transformed into pinups. Each woman comes up with her own them, and in the photo studio they get to discover their inner pinup. The TyK calendar serves as a permanent reminder, and inspiration to other women, that they have a lot more inside them than anyone might suspect.

PMS [Personalized Mentoring Sessions] We work with women on everything from cover letter and resume tone, to interviewing skills. Set in a causal atmosphere, ladies get the chance to swap stories, network, and above all, learn see themselves in a new light. We show women that they have the qualifications they need for success.

#LadiesHackNight To 'Hack': To work on building something with the expectation of breaking it along the way. To understand that by breaking something you'll learn how it works. It's 'software' folks! We can rebuild it! There's a ton of chatter out there about how the tech world needs more ladies. TyK provides a space for ladies to meet up once a week, work on projects together, learn a thing or to and just hang out. Developers and designers are equally welcome. Bring your laptop and the willingness to learn.

The Monthly Cycle We introduce women to their local bike shops and help ladies become more comfortable with their bikes. From knowing how to fix a flat, to figuring out just the right height for your seat, or just to meet some other female cyclists, you will leave loving your bike just a little bit more. Independent mobility is incredibly empowering, especially when you never again have to worry about walking your bike home because of a flat!

TyK [Thought You Knew] was founded in 2008 to help women 'Get confident.'

From photo shoots, to hack spaces, to mentoring sessions, on to bike-basic clinics, TyK aims to give women that nudge they need to realize their own strength.**

The TyK Pinup…

Issue Areas Include

  • Community Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health & Medicine
  • Job & Workplace
  • Women

Location

  • 2809 W Logan Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647, United States

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