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Help Promote TECH GIRLZ

Time: July 8, 2019 to July 26, 2019
Location: Free Online Voting
Website or Map: http://www.philafound.org/vote
Event Type: promote, techgirlz
Organized By: www.TechGirlz.org
Latest Activity: Jul 15

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Event Description

 

TechGirlz.org is a finalist for a Philadelphia Foundation grant.

Help with this important honor by voting and encouraging your friends, family and colleagues to vote at -

 

Help spread the word

by spreading the URL

https://www.philafound.org/vote/crush-the-cultural-bias-inspiring-girls-to-tech

 

and follow  CRUSH THE CULTURAL BIAS  and help expand their TechShopz in a Box program to 2500 girls in after-school activities.

 

VOTE every day in July for them at  https://www.philafound.org/vote

 and

FIND THE LINK TO

CRUSH the CULTURAL BIAS DIVIDE

More info is at

https://www.techgirlz.org/help-techgirlz-win-200000-upcoming-philadelphia-foundation-grant-depends-on-community-voting-effort

 

And a write-up about who is vying for the Grant

https://technical.ly/philly/2019/07/09/vote-philly-tech-nonprofits-win-200000-philadelphia-foundation   

 

Never heard of www.TechGirlz.org  ? ? ?  

TechGirlz is the charity that AgilePhilly supports to encourage middle school girls ages 11-14 to go into science, IT and engineering careers.  It is one of nine finalists for a $200,000 grant from the Philadelphia Foundation’s Key to Community Grants Program

You can help by voting at www.philafound.org/vote from midnight July 8, 2019 to midnight on July 26, 2019 with CRUSH the CULTURAL BIAS DIVIDE

Residents of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware are eligible to vote. The top prize goes to the organization that gets the most votes.

 

TechGirlz.org is working on a pilot program with the National PTA to educate even more girls in the coming academic year with free after-school courses. In the 2017-2018 school year alone, 2,134 girls in the Philadelphia region went to 144 workshops.

In software and beyond, the skills encouraged include video game designers, graphic designers, QA testers, data scientists, database admins, cybersecurity experts, business analysts, network admins, project managers, social media managers, and front end developers.

Also note that 2019 will be the first year in which women become a majority of the college-educated labor force. As of the first quarter of 2019, 29.5 million women in the labor force had at least a bachelor’s degree, effectively matching the number of college-educated men in the workforce (29.3 million), according to the Pew Research Center is when college educated women will equal men in the workforce.

. . but not in engineering and tech.

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/06/20/u-s-women-near-milestone-in-the-college-educated-labor-force

Comment Wall

Comment by Greg Mester on July 14, 2019 at 3:41pm

I shared on LinkedIn :)

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