Women in Tech Summit Raises funds for TechGirlz to Provide Free Workshops and Activities for Girls Interested in Technology

Written by freelance journalist, Bria Battle, in the Raleigh, NC area

This year’s Women in Tech Summit (WITS) in Raleigh has major plans to increase the presence of women in technology related fields. Most importantly, they hope to inspire the next generation through the non-profit, TechGirlz. TechGirlz gives girls in middle school the opportunity to attend hands-on and interactive workshops that teach them about tech related fields.

During the summit, three Enloe high school students, Katherine Ryan, Lillian Mei and Ameya Rao, taught the girls how to use HTML coding to build websites. They each value the time they pour into TechGirlz and want to see more girls interested in technology.

The funds from each summit goes toward TechGirlz. Last year, WITS raised $125,000. For more information about TechGirlz or their TechShopz visit their website at techgirlz.org.

Girls in front of the title slide for the HTML and CSS techshop