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 As an office manager at a technical consulting company, Nicole Jostes gets to interact with people who have an array of technical interests. She was inspired to connect her workplace to an organization focused on helping girls learn about technology. Nicole liked the idea of working with middle school girls, so she contacted TechGirlz and set up a workshop. She notes that it was fun and easy to get started. “Their setup is super flexible, leaving your group to be able to customize it as much as desired. Males are also good teachers for…
Written by volunteer writer Amy Freeman Since technology is always changing, there's always something new to learn. TechGirlz is regularly introducing new TechShop topics to help introduce girls to the latest developments and opportunities in the tech world. One of the newest TechShop topics ran is "Rehabilitation Robotics: Assemble and Program a Robotic Glove." The workshop was developed by Sofiya Lysenko, a high school student who recently won the 4th place national prize from ProjectCSGirls (she's also a member of their Curriculum Development team). Sofiya had a chance to co-lead the workshop on December 1, 2018, along with Wilson Torres,…
Written by TechGirlz Philadelphia Outreach Manager, Danica Pascavage Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I was able to present TechGirlz’s mission to the Network for Women with Careers in Technology (NWCT) at their evening event at Wax & Wine. The mission of the NWCT is to advance careers for professionals in all areas of technology through education, mentoring, and providing professional networking opportunities. While NWCT focuses on women in tech and TechGirlz focuses on providing opportunities for middle school girls in tech, I found an abundance of similarities that transcend age. As we all had fun deciding which…