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 Maps play a crucial role in our everyday lives, helping us tell stories and make better decisions. Ross Bernet, a project manager Azavea, uses maps regularly at work and co-teaches a University of Pennsylvania course on web mapping. To help share his expertise and love of maps, Ross decided to teach “Mapping for Humanity: Using Digital Mapping to Better the World,” a TechShop held on January 19, 2019. The workshop introduced the girls to OpenStreetMap, or OSM. “OSM is like a Wikipedia of maps. Anyone can edit and contribute to it,” Ross explains. During…
Judy Johnson, TechGirlz Volunteer and software engineer at Onyx Point, shares her experience being an instructor for the organization. She talks about Onyx Point hosting their first TechGirlz workshop and the excitement seeing the girls tap into their analytical thinking and creativity, without even realizing it! The full article was originally published March 14, 2019 on Onyx Point’s community blog. Early in February, one of our co-workers gave us an opportunity to work with a group of young women in middle school interested in STEM. A few of us got together with the young women, and with the guidance of…
Written by volunteer writer Amy Freeman The mission of TechGirlz is to "inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers." One way to see that inspiration in action is to look at what many TechGirlz decide to do once they graduate from the program. Many, such as Lindsey Davis, remained involved with TechGirlz. They join the Teen Advisory Board and serve as TAs during workshops. Lindsey is 17 and a member of the Teen Advisory Board. She recently lead the Designing Mobile Apps workshop in Bryn Mawr. She was familiar with the topic…