Inspiring girls to explore the possibilities of technology
TechGirlz is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the gender gap in technology occupations, by focusing on girls at the crucial middle school age. We offer free workshops to get girls interested in different kinds of technology, show them varied career options, and connect them with professionals in technology fields.
There's more to tech careers than just coding. We're here to show middle school girls just that. Through our free hands-on TechShopz, we show them that technology can match their interests and be fun and rewarding.
5000+ girls attended our free TechShopz
81% of girls changed their mind about a tech career after a TechShop
Hundreds of volunteers are running TechShopz globally
From the TechGirlz Blog
Roberto Torres, Lead Philly Reporter for Technical.ly Philly, announced the new partnership between Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business and TechGirlz. The article shares how the non-profit and university will work together, such as Drexel staff working with TechGirlz to deploy workshops and summer camps! The full article was originally published April 11, 2018 on Technical.ly Philly. If high school is where STEM interest among female students drops off, then early exposure to college — coupled with STEM skill-building — could help level the scales for the generations ahead. That’s the bet a new partnership between nonprofit TechGirlz and Drexel…
Written by TechGirlz Teen Advisory Board member and volunteer Katia Barricklow I’ve always been a proponent of STEAM – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with “A” for arts. Like me, many people believe the arts can be a key component to success in business and science because they teach creativity and critical thinking skills. It’s also a great way to attract more young people, particularly girls, to STEM fields. Through my involvement as a member of the TechGirlz Teen Advisory Board, I recently created and taught a STEAM TechShop for middle-school aged girls. My TechShop was titled “You Can…
Dian Schaffhauser, senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology, gives some insight into the 20k by 2020 TechGirlz goal. She gives you a look into how far TechGirlz has come in the past 8 years and how much further we are willing to go to close the gender gap in the field of tech! The full article was originally published March 15, 2018 on the STEAM Universe website. Podcasting. Designing mobile apps. Using digital mapping. Creating animation with Python. Encrypting messages. Arduino programming. These are a few of the free workshop plans made available…