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 volunteer Alison Perch As a woman in tech, Nayonna Purnell recognizes the importance of mentors and role models in the industry. Nayonna is an educator, though she was inspired to change careers after attending a talk by tech entrepreneur Yasmine Mustafa. Yasmine’s story helped Nayonna see the benefits of a career in technology. “I was drawn to the fact that I could be creative, build cool things, and have a more flexible schedule to be with my family,” Nayonna says. Now, Nayonna is a full-stack developer and a computer science student at Montgomery County College. As an educator,…
New TechGirlz Curriculum Being Offered in October by a New York modeler/designer October 2, 2017 (BROOKYLN) - Lizz Hill, a full-time 3D modeler for Coach Inc, and independent jewelry designer is teaming up with TechGirlz, a Philadelphia based non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the gender gap in technology-based occupations, to create a new workshop curriculum intended to give middle school girls a hands-on demo of 3D technology. The collaboration between Ms. Hill and TechGirlz began when the Brooklyn based designer contacted the organization, seeking a recipient for the donation of the partial proceeds from the sales of her Rosie Ring,…
Downingtown Area Robotics recently hosted their second Robotics & Programming with LEGO Mindstorms NXT TechGirlz TechShop at the Technical College High School- Brandywine (TCHS-B). The TechShop was ran and organized by FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1640 students. The full article with additional pictures was originally published on the Downingtown Area Robotics wiki page. On September 23, Downingtown Area Robotics [DAR] hosted an all-girls workshop sponsored by TechGirlz, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit dedicated to educating girls in various STEM topics, and ultimately, reducing the gender gap in technology occupations. The workshop was a second collaboration between Downingtown Area Robotics and TechGirlz. DAR…