Inspiring girls to explore the possibilities of technology

What Is TechGirlz

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.

Why We Exist

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.

Our Impact

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

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Circuits & Hardware

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Fashion Technology

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From the TechGirlz Blog

Partnership to Expand TechGirlz Operations in Chicago March 14, 2017, Downers Grove, Ill. — As part of its NextUp initiative to interest teens in tech careers, CompTIA is partnering with TechGirlz to reduce the gender gap in technology occupations. With the help of CompTIA’s $125,000 donation to TechGirlz, the non-profit will hire a Chicago-based outreach coordinator to reach more girls in Chicago. Studies show that many girls opt out of science and math-related careers and courses in middle school. TechGirlz offers fun and educational hands-on workshops, called TechShopz, around the world as well as an annual Summer Camp to inspire…

Matthew E. Murray is an Instructional Technology Integration Specialist @ The Philadelphia School, who writes articles for the open platform publishing site, Medium, expressing his ideas, passions, and work to get students to “create and interact with content not just consume and regurgitate it.” In this article he describes his extraordinary first experience using TechGirlz TechShopz in a Box! After you've read this, make sure to check out how Matthew got involved with TechGirlz and his journey helping to get more girls involved in STEM. The Philadelphia School hosted its first (but no way its last) TechGirlz TechShopz workshop, “Designing…

With Black history month being celebrated in February, and the Oscars coming up this weekend, it seems only fitting to discuss the amazing new movie that has broken boundaries: Hidden Figures. Based on a true story, the movie stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe, as Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, respectively. All three women work behind the scenes to help NASA launch the John Glenn Launch. Katherine Johnson starts out as a human “computer” in the segregated West Area Computers division of Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Through her smarts and wits she…

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