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
Nobody can thank our volunteers and supporters quite like the girls themselves can! Watch our TechGirlz tell us about their favorite experiences and takeaways from attending TechShopz (as written on the girls' surveys), as well as seeing stats about how many workshops our volunteers led this year. A big thank you to everyone who supports us in inspiring the next generation of women in tech!
Tracey Welson-Rossman, Founder/CEO of TechGirlz and a contributor for HuffPost, talks about how technology isn’t just coding. Like ice cream, technology comes in many different flavors (just like the 31 flavors of Baskin Robbins!). The full article was originally published on Huffingtonpost.com. We have a severe workforce shortage in the technology industry with 1 million jobs forecast to remain unfilled by 2020. And – like it or not – we also have a competitive and relevance issue. Products and services are increasingly focused on the problems of a minority of the population – white, affluent males. By engaging more women…
Roberto Torres, Lead Philly Reporter for Technical.ly Philly, announces how Uber will be teaming up with three top nonprofits in the area to help push more tech in the community. TechGirlz is one of the organizations that will be receiving funding from the ridesharing company to help support their ongoing series of tech-based workshops (TechShopz in a BoxTM) and events to inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. The full article was originally published on Technical.ly Philly. A diversity-aimed initiative from ridesharing giant Uber will help three local nonprofits deploy year-long coding…