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
The all-day G.E.T. Coding (Girls Exploring Technology & Coding) was held this year from August 21 - 23, 2017 at Overbrook Educational Center (OEC). This camp was held for the 3rd consecutive year and was formed by the continuing partnership between Sara Syed (a rising senior at the Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr) and OEC. The Overbrook Educational Center is a Title I school that is in need of Computer Science Curriculum. The camp offers 20 middle school girls from OEC free exposure to different technology and basics of coding. The camp was developed by Sara, a TechGirlz Teen Advisory Board…
After Amazon announced plans to build a second headquarters earlier this month, promising 50,000 jobs paying an average of six figures and $5 billion in direct investment, Philadelphia and a few dozen other North American cities all jumped to join the pageant. The city’s business and political community have shown none of the fractious relationship that’s marked fights over the soda tax or calls for ending the wage tax: from City Council to the Chamber of Commerce, everyone seems to agree: Landing Amazon would be a massive boon for the city. But not just the city — the region as…
Tracey Welson-Rossman is about as hardcore a modern business and tech veteran as you can find in Philly. She opened a branch of, and ultimately took over transportation company, KangaKab, which she sold in 2000; was the director of sales and marketing at Skylight Systems, a server software company; and is now chief marketing officer of Chariot Solutions, a software developer in Philadelphia. She is also a founding member of startup advocacy group Philly Startup Leaders and the Women in Tech Summit. But Welson-Rossman’s most lasting impact on the local tech scene is likely to be felt decades from now.…