About TechGirlz

Our Mission

TechGirlz mission is to inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a world where girls have a lifelong passion and confidence in their use of technology throughout their careers.

Our Story

TechGirlz is a 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 2010 by Tracey Welson-Rossman, CMO of Chariot Solutions. TechGirlz is accomplishing its mission through the creation of free, fun, interactive “TechShopz” led by industry professionals, leaders and students. We share our free workshop curriculum with companies, organizations, schools and community groups so they can inspire girls around the world with technology.

Founder, CEO

Tracey is the founder of TechGirlz. She is also a founding member of, and Chief Marketing Officer for, Chariot Solutions, a Philadelphia-based Java and open source software development and consulting firm. Tracey has created the branding and marketing strategy for… Read More »

Staff - National Director

Amy has an extensive background in operations management, which paved the way for her work in streamlining innovative processes for large organizations and startups. In 2014, Amy made the bold choice to pursue a career in tech, becoming a self-taught… Read More »

Staff- Philadelphia Outreach Manager

Danica was a technical instructor for 18 years, beginning her career at IBM. Danica created and taught courses throughout the United States, focusing on AIX System Administration and Shell Scripting. After working at IBM, she began teaching Red Hat Linux… Read More »

Staff- Curriculum Manager

Donna is an advocate for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. She is dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology fields. Donna started her career in the pharmaceutical industry where she held several positions over the course of… Read More »

Staff- National Outreach Manager

Alicia is an experienced educator, with a strong passion for Ed Tech, STEM and inspiring young girls to explore the possibilities of working with technology. She focuses her time at TechGirlz working on curriculum development and instructional design of the… Read More »

Staff - Chicago Outreach Manager

Joan Matz is helping TechGirlz develop a strong presence where she lives in Chicago. She is passionate about increasing gender and racial diversity in the tech workforce. She also serves as Senior Manager of IT Futures Labs at Creating IT… Read More »

Digital Marketing Lead

Michael is a Philadelphia-based web enthusiast and currently the Senior UI/UX Designer at GlobalFit, an internet based corporate wellness provider. Since graduating in 2010 from The University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration where he majored in Marketing and got… Read More »


Emily was first introduced to web design and programming at The College of New Jersey while studying communications and graphic design. Having long been captivated by visual media and storytelling she quickly gravitated to the dynamic design processes around building… Read More »

Volunteer- Website Support

Nellie is a UI/UX designer living and working in Philadelphia. She is a member of Kutztown University’s Class of ’14 who loves the challenges of designing innovative and intuitive experiences in the digital space. Since graduation, she has had the… Read More »

Triangle TechGirlz Community Coordinator

Visit the Triangle TechGirlz Community Page Deirdre is currently a Senior Manager of Customer Success for Aha! product management software and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. She started her career as a software developer, after graduating from Rutgers with a… Read More »


Anita Garimella Andrews is Head of Customer Success & Professional Services at Magento Business Intelligence (formerly RJMetrics, acquired by Magento). Magento Business Intelligence is a leading SaaS cloud-based analytics platform whose customers are primarily ecommerce businesses. Anita’s expertise includes data… Read More »


Neelan Choksi is the President and COO of Tasktop Technologies where he manages sales, marketing and business development for a open source infrastructure software company. Neelan has extensive technology management experience and recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of… Read More »


Steve began practicing public accounting in 1988. Currently, Steve is a Shareholder at Drucker and Scaccetti, P.C., where he performs tax services, as well as business and financial planning for individuals and closely held businesses. He frequently works with clients… Read More »


Barron studies process of collaborative learning and teaches courses in qualitative research methods, child development and schooling, and social processes in learning and development at Stanford University. Barron currently researches processes and products of collaboration in the context of inquiry-based… Read More »


Kathleen is a Partner of Core Innovation Capital. Her career has been in investing, operations, and financial services. She has extensive experience and an unparalleled network in the early stage tech ecosystem through co-running the Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund and… Read More »

Advisory Board

Karen is a passionate, dedicated professional who enjoyed the Program Director position at TechGirlz for the past 6 years and has now transitioned into an Advisory Board role. Karen began her career in commercial advertising for a retail company. From… Read More »

Advisory Board

Gloria Bell brings over 30 years of successful business operations, communications, event management, and entrepreneurial experience, to her roles as Co-Founder and Operations Director of The Women In Tech Summit and as the Marketing Director of TechGirlz. In addition to… Read More »


Stephanie Lynn Trunzo is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Digital Officer for PointSource, where she has helped doubled revenue year over year 3 years running, and made the INC 5000 the last 3 consecutive years. Stephanie has been instrumental… Read More »

Advisory Board

Philadelphia region CEO / entrepreneur and Public and Private board member with 30 years experience as business leader, consultant, investor and community partner. Advocate for entrepreneurship in Philadelphia, Advisor to DesignPhiladelphia, Fashion Incubator, the Cultural Alliance, and mentor of young… Read More »