Sarah Johnson will lead the non-profit’s engagement and education efforts
July 10, 2015 (Philadelphia, PA) – TechGirlz, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls to become future technology leaders, announces the addition of Sarah Johnson as community outreach.
In this new role, Johnson will be responsible for managing outreach volunteers and programs, building TechGirlz groups throughout the Philadelphia area and beyond and connecting individuals who share the TechGirlz mission to the organization. Johnson’s history with TechGirlz began several years ago when she served as a volunteer and teacher for the organization. She was selected for this position because of her outstanding dedication to education and her passion for empowering people with technology
“Sarah not only dedicates herself to the mission of TechGirlz, but also to each and every one of our girls,” TechGirlz founder Tracey Welson-Rossman said. “Her background and history in the industry and her years spent with TechGirlz as a volunteer made her the perfect choice for this new position.” Johnson’s foray into technology began when she was working as a receptionist for a company and started replacing pen and paper with computer-based tools, a successful venture that led her to the position of Technology Manager. Prior to joining TechGirlz, Johnson worked as the Manager of IT for the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, and consulted on web integration for BTS. Throughout her career, Johnson volunteered extensively for technology organizations – experience she credits for her position at TechGirlz.
“The supportive community of women in technology in the Philadelphia area helped me expand my skills and become confident in my role as a STEM professional,” Johnson said. “I look forward to providing the same support and community for young women as they start their own journey in technology with TechGirlz.”
Beyond TechGirlz, Johnson is involved with OpenAccessPHL, co-organizes events for Girl Geek Dinners of Philadelphia, and is on the planning committee for the Women in Tech Summit. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computing technology from Drexel University.
If you’d like to find out more about TechGirlz, volunteer, sponsor or get involved in TechGirlz’ mission of getting and keeping girls excited and interested in pursuing a career in technology, please visit www.TechGirlz.org.
TechGirlz (www.TechGirlz.org) inspires young women to shatter the statistics. The organization’s aim is to help adolescent girls understand that a future in technology does not necessarily equate to “a boring computer job,” but instead transcends the cubicle into nearly every field imaginable. By encouraging women to participate in science and technology today, as well as providing a solid foundation of peers, mentors and positive role models, TechGirlz hopes to spark innovation, exhilaration and motivation in young women to become tomorrow’s tech leaders.