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 Alison Perch What was it that you wanted to do when you were six years old? That was a question posed to Wilhem Arthur Alcivar by his high school English teacher. At the time, Wilhem was on track to become a business major, because that’s what others encouraged him to do. Wilhem reflected on the question and remembered his childhood fascination with the internet and dream of becoming an engineer. At that point, Wilhem says, “I completely dropped any idea other than that I was going to be a computer scientist.” That singular focus and drive led…
Joy Baer, is the President for leading advertising technology software provider, Strata, at the Chicago headquarters. Joy and her team recently hosted the TechGirlz Podcasting workshop at the Strata offices in Chicago and shared some insight about the exciting experience! She also talks about her love for technology, which started in middle school, her role in the field today, and how she believes giving young girls more opportunities for exposure in the various fields of technology can help close the gender gap. The full article was originally published in the Company News section on Strata's corporate website. I came across…
The start of ORCSGirls and the tremendous role TechGirlz played. Written by volunteer Alison Perch Growing up in Germany, Dr. Thomas Proffen had an early love of science and technology. He took advanced physics and math classes, and he loved playing with his first computer: a Sinclair ZX81, with only 1KB RAM. Proffen’s passion for STEM eventually led to a PhD in physics, two postdocs, and a career in science. Proffen now works at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, and he has shared his love of STEM with his children, Lukas and Klara. While serving as a mentor…