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
That’s what Danielle Southerland, a University of Pennsylvania technology professional, enjoyed most about the workshop she organized at the university using TechGirlz “You Can Code” TechShopz in a BoxTM. Girls and boys between the ages of 10 and 12 learned Blockly coding and maneuvered birds to get the worm in the tutorial! The workshop was held during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 28, 2016. The theme this year was “Spark Aha! Moments” – and Danielle shared her own Aha! moment. “For me it was the level of engagement… seeing great moments of understanding – using…
What’s it like to be told your work is among the best of 18,000 people? Michel Bentley can tell you. The TechGirlz alum and her partner were finalists in the international DECA competition. DECA is a nonprofit that prepares students to become entrepreneurs in business. Participants choose a career direction (Michel chose marketing) and a field (Michel chose fashion). She and her partner, Sravya Basvapatri, both students at West Chester East High School in West Chester, Penn., linked up with a local clothing boutique, Kiss Keep It Simply Stylish, and worked on a promotion plan to improve the store’s visibility.…
Sarah Johnson, TechGirlz' Community Outreach Manager, sat down to talk with Kelly Hoey, a networking expert and angel investor. Below is an excerpt of the conversation they had. Kelly: Who are your heroes? Sarah: My heroes are those people who challenge themselves and try something new. In particular, I am inspired by the high school girls I meet through TechGirlz who are new to technology and enjoy it so much that they want to share it with everyone. These teenagers are leading workshops, teaching both their peers and adults, creating their own curricula, and receiving grants to run coding camps.…