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March 19, 2019

Judy Johnson, TechGirlz Volunteer and software engineer at Onyx Point, shares her experience being an instructor for the organization. She talks about Onyx Point hosting their first TechGirlz workshop and the excitement seeing the girls tap into their analytical thinking and creativity, without even realizing it! The full article was originally published March 14, 2019 on Onyx Point’s community blog. Early in February, one of our co-workers gave us an opportunity to work with a group of young women in middle school interested in STEM. A few of us got together with the young women, and with the guidance of…

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Why TechGirlz’ acquisition bucks the norm in nonprofit M&A

March 12, 2019

Michelle Caffrey, a reporter for the Philadelphia Business Journal, covered the news regarding the acquisition of TechGirlz by Creating IT Futures. The article discusses the uniqueness of this nonprofit acquisition and how the future is looking bright with both organizations working under the same umbrella. The full story was originally published March 6, 2019 in the Industries & Topics: Technology section of the Philadelphia Business Journal. View the original article here. You don't see deals like TechGirlz and CompTIA's often, nonprofit consultant Don Kligerman said. A well-known organization in Philadelphia’s tech world is being bought by a leading name in…

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A Conversation with TechGirlz and Creating IT Futures Foundation

March 5, 2019

By Sarah Johnson, Volunteer and former TechGirlz Teen Advisory Board Member My name is Sarah Johnson, and I am a former TechGirlz student volunteer and the recipient of a Creating IT Futures Foundation grant. Like many of you, I was thrilled by the news that Creating IT Futures was acquiring TechGirlz and excited to see what the two organizations could achieve together. But I was blown away when TechGirlz founder and CEO Tracey Welson-Rossman suggested that I interview her and Creating IT Futures CEO Charles Eaton about their plans for the future. I originally learned about TechGirlz and its mission…

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TechGirlz Future Path – A Message From the Founder

March 5, 2019

Written by TechGirlz Founder, Tracey Welson Rossman A little more than nine years ago I put the wheels in motion on a passion project that would eventually become TechGirlz. Over the years – as this crazy idea took root and grew into something real and filled with meaning – I began to think of it as my third child. Now, on the cusp of turning ten and hitting its stride with 15,000 alumnae, it’s time to allow TechGirlz to flex its muscles a bit and be a proper preteen. That’s why today we announced that CompTIA’s workforce charity Creating IT…

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CompTIA’s Creating IT Futures Acquires TechGirlz to Inspire and Prepare America’s Future Tech Workforce

March 5, 2019

Two mission-aligned nonprofits join forces to build a robust pipeline of diverse, motivated, well-trained technologists that address America’s IT workforce gap *Check out other publications talking about the acquisition news, listed at the end of this page. March 5, 2019 (Downers Grove, IL) - American industry continues to suffer from a severe shortage of tech talent made worse by a lack of awareness and resources that prohibit large populations of young people from pursuing careers in technology. To close this gap and reach more potential technologists, CompTIA’s tech workforce charity Creating IT Futures today announced its acquisition of fellow nonprofit…

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