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 Stacy Huffstetler This summer TechGirlz hosted its first ever Arduino Programming summer camp - with a full week of curriculum targeted for 12 - 15 year old girls. This TechGirlz Summer Camp provided the tools and technology necessary for the students to learn programming, basic electronics, and engineering skills to build and program an Arduino controlled, obstacle avoiding robot. The week featured classes such as “Basic Circuits”, “Robot assembly”, and “Arduino Programming”, and culminated with a presentation to family and friends. Of course, weeks like this don’t just happen on their own. They take a great deal…
On June 21, 2017, the Steve Cochran WGN Radio Show in Chicago, talked to TechGirlz National Outreach Manager, Amy Cliett, about the TechGirlz mission, our break out into the city of Chicago, our varying TechShopz in a Box topics and more! A shout out was given to the industry leaders, teachers, moms/dads, and high school who help make our TechShopz possible, by volunteering their time to run a workshop, write curriculum, and beyond. While chatting about our vast TechShopz library, it was noted by one of the hosts that it is apparent “tech is so much more than coding” and…
Christine Speer Lejeune, an author at Philadelphia Magazine, shares “25 smart ideas for making Philly a better city for women — according to the women who live here.” She spoke to many women in all different avenues in the Philadelphia area — teachers, lawyers, activists, mothers, dancers, singers, entrepreneurs, politicians, writers, wives, [etc.]. These women had their say on questions such as “What would make their lives, and the lives of other women, better in big and small ways? What, exactly, would they do if they were in charge?” Amongst those women, is TechGirlz CEO & Founder, Tracey Welson-Rossman, who…