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.
10,000+ 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 writer Alison Perch Timothy Harris is fascinated by a number of areas of technology, from machine learning to embedded control systems. “Technology is moving really fast, and it’s tough to keep up,” Timothy says. Timothy’s passion for tech was nurtured by supportive, hard-working parents and encouraging teachers along the way. “[They] inspired me to explore and not be afraid to try new things,” he explains. Today,Timothy gets to explore technology for a living. He’s an Automation Application Engineer, which involves working with sales engineers to present, test, and implement automation and control systems for customers. Customers include…
Written by Volunteer Writer Amy Freeman Women have been involved in tech since the very beginning. In fact, the annual Computer Science Week takes place from December 3 to 9, in honor of the birthday of Admiral Grace Hopper, a pioneering figure in programming languages and computer science. As part of Computer Science Week, people of all ages and from all around the world will participate in the Hour of Code, a 60-minute introduction to coding and computer science, meant to show that anyone can learn the basics of computing and coding. More than half of participants in Hour of…
Just in time for Cyber Monday! Tracey Welson-Rossman, Founder/CEO of TechGirlz and a contributor for Medium, shares gift ideas for the Tech Girl in your life. The article gives details on 10 fun tech toys, a list of interesting books related to tech, and stores to shop at to find other reasonably priced items. The full article was originally published November 20, 2019 on Medium. For years, we have informally fielded questions about the best STEM toys for girls ahead of the holiday shopping rush. Last year, we held our first ever Twitter chat on the subject of which STEM…