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 volunteer Clare Durepos My background is “non-technical”: I double-majored in art history and photography and spent five years after college working in sales for an energy company. In 2015, I began looking for meaningful ways to get involved in my local community. I researched different nonprofit organizations based in Philly and discovered TechGirlz. The TechGirlz mission is “Empowering girls to be future technology leaders”, and I was compelled to volunteer with TechGirlz after observing that its founder Tracey Welson-Rossman and the staff I interacted with, Sarah Johnson and Karen Stellabotte, were leading fun educational programs for middle school…
The Cheddar, a live video streaming news program focused on reporting about “innovative products, technologies, and services transforming our lives”, hosted Tracey Welson-Rossman, the founder and CEO of TechGirlz, on their show. Anchors J.D. Durkin and Kori Hale interviewed Tracey to learn more about why TechGirlz caters to young, middle school girls, how the TechShopz in a Box™ program, focusing on Game Design, Robotics, Media Editing & more, works and the biggest challenges for women in tech today. Watch the full video here
Philadelphia, PA (May 3, 2017) - On May 2, 2017, TechGirlz and its founder Tracey Welson-Rossman were honored with Rad Girls’ Nonprofit of the Year Award. The announcement was made at the 3rd Annual Rad Awards, celebrated at Stratus Rooftop Lounge. Held annually during Philly Tech Week, the Rad Awards honor local women who inspire in the fields of technology, media, culture and business. Other categories recognize one entrepreneur, scientist, technologist, artist, educator, product, connector, innovator, and activist annually, as well as the year’s “Rad Girl” and “Rad Guy.” TechGirlz was named Nonprofit of the Year for empowering middle school…