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These Teen Girls Have Tips On Engaging Youth With STEM

June 22, 2018

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…

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Colleges Should Recruit Tech Girls like Athletes

June 19, 2018

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…

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TechGirlz Featured in the WSJ’s ‘The Search for Women Who Want Cybersecurity Careers’

June 12, 2018

Deborah Gage, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), shares how nonprofits, such as TechGirlz, and tech companies are working to get younger girls interested in cyber security. The full article was originally published May 29, 2018 in the Business and Journal Reports: Leadership section of The Wall Street Journal online. Additionally, it appeared in the May 30, 2018, print edition of The Wall Street Journal. There is a shortage of workers in cybersecurity and a shortage of women in tech jobs. New efforts to get girls interested in cybersecurity are aimed at tackling both of those problems. Boston…

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Wanted: More girls in STEM careers

June 4, 2018

John Fry, president of Drexel University and Tracey Welson-Rossman, founder of TechGirlz collaborated on an article for The Inquirer. They shared their thoughts on how Philadelphia is “quietly leading the way on advancements in technology, education, and female empowerment” and the importance of these three areas for the continued growth in tech careers. The full article was originally published May 30, 2018 in the Opinion/Viewpoints section of The Inquirer online. It will be up to the next generation of workers to fill the [shortage of tech workers] void. That is where education and female empowerment come in. Women are notoriously…

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St. Agatha’s Church Operates Community Tech Center Out of Closed School Building

May 23, 2018

Katherine Newman, a writer for the Chicago Citizens Newspaper, talks about a local building transition from St. Agatha Catholic Academy to Church’s Winslow Redmond Technology Center. This community center will now be a place for several community programs to operate in. Several outreach programs have already found their home in the Technology Center and TechGirlz is excited to also be newly welcomed aboard! The full article was originally published May 16, 2018 in the News section of the online Chicago Citizens Newspaper. TechGirlz TechShopz will be one of the programs hosted at the new Tech Center! St. Agatha’s Catholic Academy…

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