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
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…
Written by volunteer Alison Perch Companies and organizations play a vital role in supporting TechGirlz’ mission. One such business, Bentley Systems, has hosted TechShopz and funded programs to help girls explore the possibilities of technology. Bentley Systems is a software development company that helps engineers and other professionals manage the world’s infrastructure. Bentley has run Robotics Programming with LEGO MINDSTORMS®, a highly popular TechShop, at their corporate headquarters in Exton, PA. The company has also provided a grant to support an Intro to Arduino Programming workshop at Glenside Library. A long-time Bentley Systems employee, Dan Koval, plays a key role…
Michelle Lange, a writer and designer living in Chicago, contributes to the Inspiring Success - Creating IT Futures blog. This article shares with us a recap for the What's Inside a Computer? TechShop in a Box held in Chicago for the Girl Scouts. It discusses how the workshop has helped build the girls’ confidence and why STEM lessons matter. The full article was originally published November 07, 2017 on the Creating IT Futures blog. Girl Scouts in Chicago played around with the colorful inner workings of computers on Saturday in a workshop that gave them language for the components, knowledge…