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 There are many entry points to careers in technology, from science to design to language. For Amy Freeman, writing offered a pathway to the world of tech. “The type of writing I do wouldn't exist without technology,” Amy says. Amy works in digital/content marketing as a content writer, creating copy and blog posts for companies’ websites. Her work involves digital marketing techniques, including search engine optimization (SEO). She also uses technology, such as WordPress and similar CMS platforms, to develop content. Amy has a formal background in the arts, rather than technology. She earned…
Written by volunteer writer Amy Freeman Having a collection of data is one thing. Knowing what to do with that data is another thing entirely. R is a software environment and programming language that allows for the manipulation of data and data analysis. Darina Chudnovskaya (pictured above), a data analyst who studies epidemiology, used R throughout her graduate program to learn about statistical techniques and data management. Working at a hospital in Philadelphia, she uses R at work for data management. She also uses the program for outside programs. The goal of her work is "to translate findings into interventions…
Written by volunteer writer Alison Perch When Ruth Willenborg retired from a career in tech, she wanted to do something to support the next generation. “I started looking at different STEM organizations and found TechGirlz in the triangle region. I was very impressed with both the local and national organization, and it aligned perfectly with my retirement volunteer interests,” Ruth says. Ruth spent 30 years at IBM in various software development roles and retired from her position as a Distinguished Engineer. Today, as a volunteer instructor for TechGirlz, Ruth loves encouraging girls to explore technology. “[I enjoy] how unique the…