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 Sometimes, technology can be straight-up fun! That's what the girls who attended the "Make an Animated Bracelet with Micro:bit" TechShop in North Carolina learned. Emily Hardin, a product manager with a startup SaaS company, was a TA during the TechShop. The focus of the workshop was on micro:bits, tiny computers that are powered by an ARM microcontroller. The computers have LED outputs on a printed circuit board. The TechShop introduced the girls to the micro:bit and showed them how to program the computer. It was Emily's first time assisting for the TechShop topic and…
Technology + sports can be a winning combination. Just ask TechGirlz volunteer Vinessia Hankins, who participated in the Charlotte Hornets’ 2nd Annual Tech/STEM Day. Tech/STEM Day, which took place on February 1, 2019, offered exciting opportunities for North Carolina and South Carolina STEM students. The event featured a tech fair, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hornets Broadcast Studio, and a speaker series by Hornets tech executives on how technology plays a role in the sports industry. Vinessia Hankins represented TechGirlz at the event and offered a demonstration of “What’s Inside a Computer.” She set up a laptop and desktop tower…
The Fun with Maryland STEM Festival podcast holds short interviews with organizations and individuals that make the Maryland STEM Festival such a success. Amy Cliett, Director, TechGirlz, had the pleasure of sitting in on the podcast for a quick interview regarding our free open source curriculum, TechShopz in a Box. Thanks for having us on your podcast. TechGirlz looks forward to being represented at the next festival! The podcast was originally published March 22, 2019 on Maryland STEM Festival website. Continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month. Amy Cliett, National Director, discusses Techgirlz efforts to bring technology education to middle…