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
As a part of the TechGirlz March 3rd 10k Celebrations, Coffee and Pi, a Meetup in Philadelphia, ran the Scratch and Raspberry Pi TechShop for 9 middle school aged girls. Sunday Evenings attended the TechShop for their March 11, 2018 show. Following the celebration they talked with TechGirlz Founder and CEO, Tracey Welson-Rossman to learn more about the organization and what we are “doing to help young girls enter STEM disciplines.” In the podcast, you will hear firsthand from TechGirlz volunteers about their experiences in tech, involvement with the organization and the importance for doing so. Also, learn about how…
Diana Jones, Associate Director for the Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning at Drexel Lebow, wrote an article about the TechGirlz TechShop recently held at the University. This article shares with us a recap of the new TechShop topic, Generating Word Maps using Text Mining, and the fun had by both the girls and volunteers! The full article was originally published February 22, 2018 in the News section of the Drexel University LeBow College of Business website. Despite their demonstrated abilities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects, only 11 percent of teenage girls anticipate pursuing STEM careers, compared with…
The Bresslergroup is a research-driven product development firm in downtown Philadelphia, PA. This article shares with readers a recap of the TechGirlz March 3rd- 10,000 Girlz Celebration event the group held in Philadelphia. They talk about the importance of organizations like TechGirlz that help to improve the gender gap in the tech field and the fun time had by both instructors and girls at the event. The full article was originally published March 07, 2018 on the Bresslergroup blog. When Lynne Robinson took her first programming class in high school in the late ’90s, she was the only girl who…