About TechGirlz

Our Mission

TechGirlz mission is to inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a world where girls have a lifelong passion and confidence in their use of technology throughout their careers.

Our Story

TechGirlz is a 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 2010 by Tracey Welson-Rossman, CMO of Chariot Solutions. TechGirlz is accomplishing its mission through the creation of free, fun, interactive “TechShopz” led by industry professionals, leaders and students. We share our free workshop curriculum with companies, organizations, schools and community groups so they can inspire girls around the world with technology.


Founder, CEO

Tracey is the founder of TechGirlz. She is also a founding member of, and Chief Marketing Officer for, Chariot Solutions, a Philadelphia-based Java and open source software development and consulting firm. Tracey has created the branding and marketing strategy for… Read More »

Staff- Program Director

Karen is a passionate, dedicated professional who enjoys developing and launching programs for TechGirlz. Karen began her career in commercial advertising for a retail company. From there she moved into the Publishing Industry where she was responsible for the Production… Read More »

Staff - National Outreach Manager

Amy has an extensive background in operations management, which paved the way for her work in streamlining innovative processes for large organizations and startups. In 2014, Amy made the bold choice to pursue a career in tech, becoming a self-taught… Read More »

Staff- Outreach Coordinator - Philadelphia Area

Danica was a technical instructor for 18 years, beginning her career at IBM. Danica created and taught courses throughout the United States, focusing on AIX System Administration and Shell Scripting. After working at IBM, she began teaching Red Hat Linux… Read More »

Staff- Program Coordinator

Donna is an advocate for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. She is dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology fields. Donna started her career in the pharmaceutical industry where she held several positions over the course of… Read More »

Curriculum Development

Alicia is an Independent Educational Consultant, with a passion for Ed Tech, who has worked in education for over ten years. She focuses her time on developing curriculum for TechGirlz (TechShopz in a Box), online ESL tutoring, and in-person tutoring… Read More »

Digital Marketing Lead

Michael is a Philadelphia-based web enthusiast and currently the Senior UI/UX Designer at GlobalFit, an internet based corporate wellness provider. Since graduating in 2010 from The University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration where he majored in Marketing and got… Read More »

Webmaster

Emily was first introduced to web design and programming at The College of New Jersey while studying communications and graphic design. Having long been captivated by visual media and storytelling she quickly gravitated to the dynamic design processes around building… Read More »

Triangle TechGirlz Community Coordinator

Visit the Triangle TechGirlz Community Page Deirdre is currently a Senior Manager of Customer Success for Aha! product management software and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. She started her career as a software developer, after graduating from Rutgers with a… Read More »

Trustee

Anita Garimella is a senior Internet and software product management executive with almost 15 years e-commerce experience – most recently she was VP, E-commerce at Nutrisystem. She has expertise in building B-to-B and B-to-C platforms, social gaming and viral metrics… Read More »

Trustee

Neelan Choksi is the President and COO of Tasktop Technologies where he manages sales, marketing and business development for a open source infrastructure software company. Neelan has extensive technology management experience and recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of… Read More »

Trustee

Steve began practicing public accounting in 1988. Currently, Steve is a Shareholder at Drucker and Scaccetti, P.C., where he performs tax services, as well as business and financial planning for individuals and closely held businesses. He frequently works with clients… Read More »

Trustee

Kathleen is a Partner of Core Innovation Capital. Her career has been in investing, operations, and financial services. She has extensive experience and an unparalleled network in the early stage tech ecosystem through co-running the Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund and… Read More »

Trustee

Barron studies process of collaborative learning and teaches courses in qualitative research methods, child development and schooling, and social processes in learning and development at Stanford University. Barron currently researches processes and products of collaboration in the context of inquiry-based… Read More »

Advisory Board

Gloria Bell brings over 30 years of successful business operations, communications, event management, and entrepreneurial experience, to her roles as Co-Founder and Operations Director of The Women In Tech Summit and as the Marketing Director of TechGirlz. In addition to… Read More »

Advisory Board

Philadelphia region CEO / entrepreneur and Public and Private board member with 30 years experience as business leader, consultant, investor and community partner. Advocate for entrepreneurship in Philadelphia, Advisor to DesignPhiladelphia, Fashion Incubator, the Cultural Alliance, and mentor of young… Read More »

Advisor

Stephanie Lynn Trunzo is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Digital Officer for PointSource, where she has helped doubled revenue year over year 3 years running, and made the INC 5000 the last 3 consecutive years. Stephanie has been instrumental… Read More »