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 in working in technology. TechGirlz, based out of Philadelphia, seeks to expose young women to careers and opportunities by partnering with volunteers from the business community.
Laura Blake, CBC New Media’s director of marketing, sits down with Alicia Park, national outreach manager for TechGirlz, about the organization and what it is doing in the Triangle.
The two talk about the importance of organizations like TechGirlz and the types of classes it offers. Alicia details the importance of reaching out to middle school-aged girls, specifically, reaching rural communities and where the organization is going in the future.
At the end, Laura and Alicia talk about Alicia’s background and how other organizations can partner with TechGirlz.