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
Written by Sarah Johnson Looking back on my time with TechGirlz, I did a double take. We doubled everything since I started as employee #2! We've doubled the number of employees… twice. Doubled the number of girls who have explored technology in a year. Doubled the number of workshop topics in our curriculum. More than doubled the number of volunteers. If you do the math it makes sense: doubling the size of the staff doubled our impact. But a simple equation doesn't account for the difference we've made in so many lives just this past year. At TechGirlz, we recognize…
Tracey Welson-Rossman, the founder and CEO of TechGirlz, and a contributor for The Huffington Post, shares 7 key lessons learned from working with middle school aged girls and how these experiences have helped with the success of the organization. Increasing evidence - both anecdotal and empirical - points to middle school as the beginning of a person’s path through life. It might not be the beginning of an actual career, but our passions, interests and talents all begin to take shape during these formative years. Sports academies around the world have been clued into this fact for years as soccer…
Partnership to Expand TechGirlz Operations in Chicago March 14, 2017, Downers Grove, Ill. — As part of its NextUp initiative to interest teens in tech careers, CompTIA is partnering with TechGirlz to reduce the gender gap in technology occupations. With the help of CompTIA’s $125,000 donation to TechGirlz, the non-profit will hire a Chicago-based outreach coordinator to reach more girls in Chicago. Studies show that many girls opt out of science and math-related careers and courses in middle school. TechGirlz offers fun and educational hands-on workshops, called TechShopz, around the world as well as an annual Summer Camp to inspire…