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Volunteer Spotlight: Sam Rossman

September 20, 2018

Written by volunteer writer Alison Perch Spreading TechGirlz’ mission wouldn’t be possible without the help of dedicated volunteers. As Outreach Representative, Sam Rossman plays a key role in promoting TechShopz and other opportunities to support the organization. Sam’s mother, Tracey Welson-Rossman -- founder and CEO of TechGirlz -- inspired him to get involved. “Her tireless dedication to the organization is what keeps me interested in what the technology industry has to offer,” Sam explains. Sam works in the film industry, both on his own projects and larger scale productions. He started out by making videos for TechGirlz and was later…

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LeBow and TechGirlz Team to Teach Middle Schoolers Programming

September 18, 2018

Diana Jones, Associate Director for the Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning at Drexel Lebow, wrote an article about the second TechGirlz TechShop recently held at the University. The recap shares what the middle school girls were able to gain from the Python Programming workshop and the excitement felt by the instructors teaching. The full article was originally published August 28, 2018 in the News section of the Drexel University LeBow College of Business website. From preparing a meal to opening the mail, most daily activities involve step-by-step processes that become habitual or repetitive. When paired with technology, those tasks can…

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TechGirlz and ChickTech Partner to Empower Women of All Ages

September 14, 2018

STEM-ed organizations join forces to engage at every age and across the country September 15, 2018 (Denver) - TechGirlz, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls to be future technology leaders, has announced a new partnership with ChickTech, a nonprofit advancing the role of women in tech through events, mentorship, networking and training. Kicking off in October, the partnership will offer defined program pathways to engage and retain girls and young women in technology. The cycle begins with TechGirlz offering workshops, events, and summer camps for middle school girls and ChickTech expanding their middle school offerings using TechGirlz curriculum. As…

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Tech on Tap Conversations: TechGirlz’s Alicia Park

September 12, 2018

While Alicia Park, TechGirlz National Outreach Manager, visited Raleigh in August she had the opportunity to be interviewed on WRAL’s Tech on Tap podcast. During this episode she dove into the challenges middle school girls face when thinking about their futures and how TechGirlz is working to help. Also, learn about all that the organization offers and how anyone can help us to reach more middle school girls in tech. The article and podcast were originally published August 29, 2018 on the Podcast section of WRAL TechWire. Recently, WRAL hosted a non-profit organization focused on getting middle school-aged women interested…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jillian Hall

August 28, 2018

Written by volunteer writer Amy Freeman One misconception people often have about technology is that a person needs loads of experience to even get a foot in the door. Jillian Hall, who has been an intern with TechGirlz since January, had no previous experience in tech before beginning her internship. Over the course of eight months, she has learned a lot and hopes that what she's learned will stay with her throughout the rest of her career. Jillian found out about Techgirlz through her father, who introduced her to Tracey Welson-Rossman, the founder and CEO. Tracey introduced Jillian to the…

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