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Inspiring girls to explore the possibilities of technology

What Is TechGirlz

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.

Why We Exist

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.

Our Impact

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

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From the TechGirlz Blog

Written by volunteer writer Amy Freeman Optum has once again shown its dedication to encouraging girls in tech by hosting another TechGirlz TechShop. Following the success of its Make a Website Using CSS/HTML and Introduction to JavaScript workshops, Optum hosted A Day in the Life of a Web Designer at end of March. The workshop was led by Kristen Slappey (who also taught the Intro to JavaScript TechShop) and Caitlin Doyle (who was a TA during the Intro to JavaScript workshop). The pair led a group of more than 23 girls in an interactive discussion that focused on the differences…

Rich Freeman, ChannelPro's Executive Editor, writes about how 2018 nominations for the CompTIA/ChannelPro Cecilia Galvin Scholarship Award are still open and checks in with Sarah Johnson, last year’s first-ever winner and how she is “putting both the funding and the vote of confidence she received to good use in college.” We are proud to see another one of our TechGirlz alums and volunteers on a successful path in tech. The full article was originally published April 30, 2019 on the ChannelPro Network. The CompTIA/ChannelPro Cecilia Galvin Scholarship Award is accepting applications until June 1, 2019. Named in memory of former…

Written by volunteer writer Alison Perch Tech role models can be entrepreneurs, designers, philanthropists … even superheroes! TechGirlz volunteer Eric Vo says Marvel’s Iron Man helped inspire his career path in technology. “Take away [Iron Man’s] superhero badge, and he becomes a technical teacher, IT project manager, innovator, developer, and tech enthusiast. He created internship opportunities for talents around the world as a way of giving back and innovation,” Eric explains. Eric is a tech superhero himself. After graduating from Temple University in 2017, he accepted a two-year Associate rotational program with TD Bank, which involves coding, agile, and API…

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