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The Surprising Reason Girls Are Not Getting Into Tech

December 14, 2017

Lisa Wang is a blog contributor for Forbes and Founder/CEO of SheWorx, whose mission is to empower over 20,000 female entrepreneurs to build and scale successful companies. In her recent article, Lisa talks about the TechGirlz BiAnnual Survey results and how they support the idea for a stronger need to support infrastructures that will support the next generation of female tech leaders. The full article was originally published December 08, 2017 on Forbes.com. “We want to hire female engineers, but we just can’t find them.” This is a tiring comment that we so often hear uttered by CEOs who cannot…

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Infographic: The Stats, 2017 Edition

December 12, 2017

This infographic highlights some questions we asked and analyzes the responses we received from our 3rd biannual survey. This is sent out to capture more information about the effect of our program. The survey reached out to 1000 girls who had taken a TechGirlz workshop over the last 7 years, consisting of middle schoolers and some of our alums! Although it is extremely important for us to look at the findings to see how the participants liked our TechShopz, we equally want to learn about their attitudes toward technology after they have attended our TechShopz. See these stats and more…

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#TechToyz Twitter Chat Recap

December 7, 2017

On Giving Tuesday, TechGirlz held a twitter chat on some ideas for toys to encourage and inspire girls around technology. Joey Fortman, of Reality Moms, joined our chat. She reviews products and had some great insights. For those of you who are not on twitter or who missed the chat, we decided to do a quick recap. We hope this will help you with some of your gift giving for the girls in your life. Our first question of “What tech toys are your girls asking for?” went in a different direction than we thought. The first answer was an…

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TechShopz Boost Girls’ Confidence In Technology

December 5, 2017

Collecting data is important for any business to understand whether the product they are delivering is worthwhile to their customer. TechGirlz was designed 8 years ago to help make a dent in the lack of women in the tech industry. With under 25% of the industry made up of females, but 57% of the workforce comprised of women, we didn’t understand why there was such a lack of women in the field. We began by looking at surveys conducted by AAUW in 2000 and 2005. These surveys looked at why girls were not interested or participating in tech. We learned…

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TechGirlz Survey Finds Middle Schools Lack Technology Offerings for Girls

December 4, 2017

Schools must bolster available tech instructions and teachers to help train America’s next generation of technologists. Philadelphia, PA - Nov. 30, 2017 — As part of the run-up to Computer Science Education Week and in anticipation of the Hour of Code activities planned for next week, TechGirlz today shared insights from its annual survey of middle school girls’ insights and experiences with technology. The survey of more than 1,000 girls around the country found that girls increasingly feel encouraged to pursue technology instruction by parents, but that schools often do not provide ideal classroom offerings. “Multiple studies show that we…

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