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
Katherine Newman, a writer for the Chicago Citizens Newspaper, talks about a local building transition from St. Agatha Catholic Academy to Church’s Winslow Redmond Technology Center. This community center will now be a place for several community programs to operate in. Several outreach programs have already found their home in the Technology Center and TechGirlz is excited to also be newly welcomed aboard! The full article was originally published May 16, 2018 in the News section of the online Chicago Citizens Newspaper. TechGirlz TechShopz will be one of the programs hosted at the new Tech Center! St. Agatha’s Catholic Academy…
Written by volunteer Alison Perch Steve Rossman, a TechGirlz trustee, is a strong advocate for gender equality in tech. When Steve’s wife, Tracey Welson-Rossman, founded TechGirlz in 2010, Steve knew he wanted to get involved and offer support. “I was happy to help in whatever capacity I could,” Steve says. Steve’s lends his expertise in accounting to oversee financial matters for TechGirlz. He’s a partner at a CPA firm, where he performs tax services, as well as business and financial planning for individuals and closely held businesses. Though Steve isn’t a technologist by profession, he uses technology at work on…
Brittany Tarwarter, Emmy and Associated Press award winning Multimedia Journalist and Anchor for Local 8 News, wrote a feature on Dr. Thomas Proffen, ORNL scientist, ORCSG founder and TechGirlz volunteer. She talks about the fact that STEM careers are a man's world because women only make up less than a quarter of jobs in those areas and how the scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been working to change that! Thomas uses TechGirlz curriculum to bring tech to middle school girls. The full article was originally published May 07, 2018 on WVLT.tv under the local section. A group of…