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.
10,000+ 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
Less than 25% of technology workers are women. TechGirlz started 7 years ago to change that statistic. We inspire middle school girls to explore technology with our TechShopz workshops. Almost 10,000 middle school girls have been to at least one TechShop. 75% of attendees say they have changed their mind about a career in tech. Listen to one of our alum, Bashira, age 14, talk about how TechGirlz has changed her perception of herself and technology. This is a speech she gave at a recent gathering of STEM teachers.
Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor, shares the exciting news that Capitol Broadcasting Company (CBC) will be hosting their first TechGirlz workshop at WRAL! This is not the first time Sarah has featured TechGirlz on Go Ask Mom and we know it won't be the last as the partnership between CBC and TechGirlz continues to blossom. The full article was originally published July 09, 2018 on WRAL.com. The Capitol Women's Network and Capitol Broadcasting Company are teaming up with TechGirlz to host a free TechGirlz workshop that's all about newsroom production. The free session, designed for girls who are…
Written by volunteer instructor Mary Liu and volunteer writer Amy Freeman I first heard about TechGirlz from someone at the Association for Computing Machinery's Council on Women (ACM-W), which inspired me to get in touch with Rebecca Crites and Eric Vo, who lead the program at Temple University. I then served as a TA during a Microsoft Touch Develop workshop and eventually taught several other workshops, including A Day in the Life of a Web Designer. I didn't think that I wanted to be a teacher before I began volunteering with TechGirlz. I've now realized that teaching is something I…