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
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…
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…
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…