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 TechGirlz Volunteer and Teen Advisory Board member Katia Barricklow Do you ever get scared listening to the news about how Russians are trying to hack our presidential election? Does the controversial figure Edward Snowden interest you? Did you love shows about spies as a kid? If so, you might be intrigued in the NSA’s Day of Cyber, which gives teens a taste of what it is like to be a cyber spy. I recently signed up for this online event because I am a member of the Teen Advisory Board for TechGirlz, a Philly non-profit that seeks to…
TechGirlz Founder, Tracey Welson-Rossman, spoke with Technical.ly Philly about what we achieved during the 2016-2017 school year. Below is the TechGirlz Annual Report and an excerpt from the full article on Technical.ly Philly. Whoa, looks like it’s been TechGirlz’ biggest year so far. The humble number of 165 girls reached by the initial batch of programs back in 2013 has seen some exponential growth through the years: the 2015-2016 school year wrapped up with a total of 2600 girlz enrolled in 125 workshops, according to the nonprofit. Since last year’s recap, the number of programs has more than doubled, up…
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which raises awareness about staying safe online. To help middle school girls learn more about cybersecurity this month, TechGirlz has partnered on a program, sponsored by the National Security Agency and powered by LifeJourney, called the NSA Day of Cyber. The NSA Day of Cyber is an interactive, web platform that will enable students to test drive and experience a day in the life of six NSA cyber professionals and introduce them to challenging real-life cyber scenarios, while engaging students to explore the growing number of careers in computer science and cybersecurity. You…