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
How TechGirlz Served 10,000 Girls in Spite of Them Written by Tracey Welson-Rossman, TechGirlz Founder/CEO Commonly held misperceptions have a way of becoming gospel. However, even inaccurate statements - like the advice to wait 30 minutes before swimming after eating - can lead to helpful correlations between food and exercise in our brains. Other times, they can become embedded biases or assumptions that lead us to poor decisions and outcomes. When talking about girls and tech, I’ve found the latter to be the case too many times to count. Myths about girls and technology are lazy and misinformed, and -…
Written by volunteer Stacy Huffstetler A Note From Our Founder, Tracey Welson-Rossman: When TechGirlz began 7 years ago, we knew the methods used to teach tech topics would be the key to inspiring girls to explore technology. We found from our early research, by 9th grade, girls were not interested in tech because they thought it was boring, not creative enough, and the stereotype of what a technologist looked like was not desirable. Our best way to fight these misconceptions, was to create fun, interactive, and varied, project-based workshops that would be taught by professionals in the field. At first,…
Danica Pascavage, TechGirlz Outreach Coordinator for the Philadelphia area, recently wrote a guest post for Technical.ly Philly to talk about the new partnership for the non-profit. In this article, she shares the exciting news that in October, with help from the city and Councilman Allan Domb — TechGirlz and the Free Library of Philadelphia kicked off a partnership to help end the gender gap in STEM careers. The full article was originally published October 20, 2017 on the Technical.ly Philly website. Hosted by the Free Library’s neighborhood branches, powered by TechGirlz’s open-sourced curriculum and led by TechGirlz mentors and university…