Providing tech education and training to 1,500 young women in over 100 in-house and TechShopz in A Box sessions so far this year
November 10, 2014 (Philadelphia) – TechGirlz, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls to be future technology leaders, is proud to announce that the 2014-15 school year will be a milestone year with and estimated 1,500 young women participating in over 15 TechGirlz run programs and over 80 TechShopz in a Box workshops run by companies, organizations, schools and individuals.
“By participating in TechGirlz events and TechShopz in a Box programs, these young, motivated woman are introduced to the world of tech and what possibilities that working in the industry holds,” said Tracey Welson-Rossman, founder of TechGirlz and chief marketing officer at Chariot Solutions. “In addition, they are able to meet other girls like themselves who are interested in working in the field.”
The 1,500 middle school-aged girls who participated in TechGirlz sponsored programs were from various schools throughout the nation.
“My daughter was ecstatic about the time she spent at the TechGirlz workshop,” said Clayton Walsh, a parent of one of the participants. “She loved the program, and she’s already talking about ‘next week’ and beyond.”
“I learned so many new things by attending the TechGirlz workshops,” said Sara Syed, one of the TechGirlz participants. “It was exciting to meet so many other girls who are interested in technology like I am and who want to be successful in this industry.”
TechGirlz (www.TechGirlz.org) inspires young women to shatter the statistics. The organization’s aim is to help adolescent girls understand that a future in technology does not necessarily equate to “a boring computer job,” but instead transcends the cubicle into nearly every field imaginable. By encouraging women to participate in science and technology today, as well as providing a solid foundation of peers, mentors and positive role models, TechGirlz hopes to spark innovation, exhilaration and motivation in young women to become tomorrow’s tech leaders.