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
Jen Sweeney, a technology focused freelance journalist for The Fourth Industrial Revolution, lists TechGirlz as one of the organizations pushing for new approaches to change the gender status in tech. The article discusses the historical strides Betty Holberton took to prove women should and could be in tech, as well as the importance of having programs in place to support the current/next generation of women in tech. The full article was originally published January 03, 2019 in the The Fourth Industrial Revolution section of Verizon.com. Betty Holberton had an unforgettable first day at the University of Pennsylvania. Her math professor…
Written by volunteer writer Amy Freeman It's not only the girls who attend a TechGirlz TechShop who walk away from it having learned something. La Tasha Jackson taught her second "YOU Can Code!" workshop to a group of middle school girls in Chicago, Illinois this past November. She noted that she loves volunteering with TechGirlz because doing so brought back a fire she'd previously let burn out. She currently works as a data administrator at a hospital and has long dreamed of becoming a software developer. One of the many benefits of volunteering with TechGirlz for her is getting to…
Written by volunteer writer Alison Perch TechGirlz volunteer Anna E. Cook loves her career as a user-experience (UX) designer. She gets to combine her passions for creative thinking, understanding human behavior, and technology, and there’s always something new to learn. “Since the web and mobile apps are always growing and changing, there's always new technology emerging and new user behaviors to study, so my job never gets boring,” Anna explains. As a UX designer, Anna creates wireframes, high fidelity mockups, and prototypes to help people bring their ideas to life. Her designs are driven by analytics and qualitative data from…