We are proud to announce that on September 21, 2021, TechGirlz received the Women in IT Award for Education and Training Initiative of the Year. This award category was for an organization that had developed training programs, upskilling initiatives, and/or undertaken an initiative that has helped women and girls to improve their digital skills over the last 18 months. TechGirlz received the award for their superior work pivoting their in-person TechShopz and camp programs to a virtual format in response to the global pandemic.
“This initiative clearly understands the role that education, mentorship and access to like-minded peers plays in helping young girls stay connected, despite potentially isolating side effects from distance-learning platforms. The team leading this initiative is commended for their quick and successful shift to digital. They have worked hard to ensure that the extra educational and social needs of girls were catered for during the pandemic, which will have a long-lasting impact on their lives. Thank you for continuing to support and invest in our future talent pool and leaders. And the winner is TechShopz – Pandemic Pivot – TechGirlz.”
Watch the video announcement and acceptance speech from TechGirlz Director, Amy Cliett, below.
It is an honor to be recognized for our work. Thank you to Women in IT and thank you to all of our girls, parents, volunteers, supporters, sponsors and donors!