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 Amy Freeman Ever wonder what happens to the girls who attend TechGirlz workshops after the program is over? In many cases, they keep coming back for more, and in some instances, end up joining our team of volunteers. Dhivya Arasappan is a good example of the TechGirlz effect in action. Together with a friend, she attended her first TechGirlz workshop in eighth grade. The second TechGirlz workshop she attended was held at UPenn and gave her the opportunity to analyze the DNA of food. Dhivya was so inspired by what she learned in the food DNA…
On December 3, 2018 GlobeNewswire published a press release sharing stats from a recent survey of 1,000 middle-school girls and their parents, from around the country. The survey conducted by TechGirlz and Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business found that a lack of tech knowledge by parents’ won’t deter girls from being excited about STEM. Also, be sure to check out the Technical.ly Philly article further recapping the findings here. New study from TechGirlz and Drexel University first to explore relationship between parents, their children and technology instruction PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)- As part Computer Science Education Week…
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…