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
Roberto Torres, Lead Philly Reporter for Technical.ly Philly, talks about the TechGirlz Teen Advisory Board (TAB) featuring alumnae of the program. The TAB members had the opportunity to share their TechGirlz experiences and how the involvement with the organization has shaped their futures in tech, in hopes that other girls will continue to pursue their interests in tech, too. The full article was originally published June 18, 2018 on Technical.ly Philly. Curbing the drop-off in STEM interest among young women has to start by listening to them. It’s why TechGirlz — the Philly-based nonprofit that connects middle school–aged girls with…
TechGirlz founder/CEO, Tracey Welson-Rossman, is a contributor for Code Like a Girl- an offshoot of Medium that focuses on “breaking down society's perceptions of women in technology.” In this article, Tracey explains the importance of continual mentorships for young women in tech and how TechGirlz is working to give middle school girls access to college campuses, such as Drexel, thanks to the organizations new partnership with the university. The full article was originally published June 12, 2018 on Code Like a Girl. The number of high school girls thinking about careers in technology has been steadily declining. If you have…
Written by volunteer Alison Perch Though TechGirlz was founded in Philadelphia, volunteers can share our curriculum and spread our mission from anywhere in the world. One example is a dedicated community of TechGirlz volunteers in the Triangle region of North Carolina (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill). Deirdre Clarke, who has worked in the software industry for many years, brought TechGirlz curriculum to the Triangle. When Deirdre’s daughter enrolled in North Carolina State University as an engineering major, Deirdre learned a troubling statistic. During orientation, the university announced that only 12% of the graduating computer science class was female. “It bugged…