Who We Are
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. The TechGirlz mission is to inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers.
We share our free workshop curriculum with companies, organizations, schools and community groups so they can inspire girls around the world with technology.
Our vision is to create a world where girls have a lifelong passion and confidence in their use of technology throughout their careers.
What We Offer
TechShopz are free, hands-on technology workshops for middle school girls. There are 50 topics to choose including coding, movie editing, jewelry design, digital marketing, cybersecurity, and more!
TechShopz in a Box™ are free workshop plans, documents, and guides based on TechGirlz’ tried-and-true workshops. They make it easy for anyone, anywhere to run a hands-on workshop for middle school girls.
TechGirlz provides free access to our lesson plans for TechShopz, but did you know that you can also group TechShopz together to create a fun and exciting camp program? Browse some of our Summer Camp topics!
Teens make great volunteers! They can assist at workshops that are already scheduled to run at local libraries and community centers or they can organize and lead a workshop at their local middle school. Find our more about getting involved as a teen.
Inspire and empower the next generation of women in tech by volunteering with TechGirlz! Build your marketable skills like public speaking, teaching and tech know-how, and expand your network while volunteering with others in the tech industry.
Chosen at the start of each school year, our Teen Advisory board is a group of energetic teens from around the country who meet together (virtually and in-person) to help advise TechGirlz on future topics as well as working together to lead their own workshops.
The TechGirlz Mission & Vision
The TechGirlz Team
TechGirlz has a small but mighty team of dedicated change makers. We live and breathe our mission to inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. Interested in joining our team? Check out current paid opportunities on our careers page. Or volunteer!
About Our Founder
As founding member and chief marketing officer at Chariot Solutions, a leading Philadelphia area enterprise application and mobile development consulting firm, and the founder of TechGirlz, a program dedicated to inspiring teenage girls to consider careers in technology, Tracey Welson-Rossman understands what makes the IT community tick and what resonates with them.
Continuing to be active in the local IT community, she is the founder of TechGirlz, dedicated to helping middle school girls embrace the power of technology. She is also a founding board member of Philly Startup Leaders.
Creating IT Futures Board of Directors
As part of Creating IT Futures, TechGirlz relies on our valued partnerships with industry, nonprofits, government and education. Our Board brings great expertise to our efforts to create better on-ramps for IT careers. Click here to meet the Board.