Nonprofit TechGirlz Unveils Summit as Part of Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration, Reports Reaching Milestone 20,000 Students Ahead of Schedule
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 5, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)- The changing nature of work in America and the country’s corresponding shortage of technology workers continues to inspire a rising number of girls and women to pursue technology-related instruction and careers. As part of its year-long tenth anniversary celebration, nonprofit TechGirlz today unveiled the Girls in Tech Summit to help accelerate this trend while also reporting that it has reached a milestone 20,000th student in its programs far earlier than originally expected.
Produced for girls, by girls, the inaugural Girls in Tech Summit will take place April 25, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA with a deep focus on technology instruction and mentorship. The Summit will also feature many of the tech community’s most innovative and enterprising girls and their achievements. All speakers and attendees will be middle or high school girls with an interest in tech and entrepreneurship.
Young women aged 12-19 interested in presenting on technology topics, trends, or their own creations are invited to submit a speaking proposal by January 30, 2020. All submissions will be reviewed by the TechGirlz Teen Advisory Board for selection within three general tracks: 1). Tech Entrepreneurship, 2). Fun and Games, and 3). How it Works.