220 junior high girls attended TechGirlz a hands on, all day event for girls at Jack’s Urban Meeting Place in downtown Boise.
TechGirlz is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the gender gap in technology occupations, by focusing on girls at the crucial middle school age. Through workshops featuring science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) girls can see there’s more to tech careers than just coding. The event inspires girls to explore the possibilities of technology and empower their future careers. After attending a TechGirlz event 81% of girls change their mind about a tech career.
The event featured 11 different workshop options, 11 tech zones, and a design think challenge where girls designed a better backpack, and present educators participated in a design think workshop as well. All girls who attended received a $500 grant to the College of Idaho redeemable if they attend the college. Through events like this, we strive to create a world where girls have a lifelong passion and confidence in their use of technology.