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
Congratulations to Pranshu Suri, a TechGirlz alum and Teen Advisory Board member, for being selected as the Grand Prize winner of the SWENext and Northrop Grumman 2016 High School Community Award. The competition was open to all high school students in the Greater Philadelphia area, and the students were asked to submit a video/essay on a problem in their community, presenting a solution using STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Pranshu's entry was largely computer science and engineering based and aimed to bridge the education gap. Out of the entries submitted, the top 25 entries were selected as winners and…
William Fenton, a contributing editor at PCMag, spoke with Tracey Welson-Rossman, founder of TechGirlz, and Deborah Bender, an educator at one of the partner schools, to learn more about the initiative and about how girls are taking a hands-on role in STEM education. The full article was originally published by PCMag. Anyone who reads this column understands that I am convinced that improving student engagement relies less upon technological experimentation than decentralizing class authority. Tools are only tools without thoughtful methodology. The school/student program enlists student-teachers to serve the ends of administrators, teachers, and students. Despite their best intentions, many…
Future Leaders of Philadelphia recently interviewed teenage volunteers and staff from TechGirlz about engaging girls with technology. The show also featured videos and PSAs created by middle school girls who attended a free TV production workshop at La Salle TV that was powered by TechGirlz.