How a Pandemic Pivot to Virtual TechShopz Reinforced TechGirlz’ Mission

On this episode of Technologist Talk, the award-winning podcast produced by Creating IT Futures, CompTIA’s tech workforce charity, the Director of TechGirlz, Amy Cliett, talked with R.C. Dirkes, President & Founder of R.Clement.Creative, Inc. about the changes and triumphs the program has encountered during these uncertain times. The podcast was originally published on June 10, 2020 on Technologist Talk. You can find it on the website linked or just about anywhere podcasts are streamed.

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For more than a decade TechGirlz, a nonprofit program of Creating IT Futures, has been inspiring middle-school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers through TechShopz – free, fun, interactive workshops bringing young women face to face with tech mentors. Then, COVID-19 struck, making in-person events impossible indefinitely. Listen as Amy Cliett explains how this unexpected operational challenge evolved into an unanticipated deepening of TechGirlz’ value.