Just the facts
2012: Tech-Girls was founded by Kim Wilkens
- Girls’ Geek Day started
- Tech-Girls provided in-depth, hands-on technology learning opportunities to over 100 girls
- Bio-Med Tech-Girls collaboration with UVA Biomedical Engineering started as a 3-day event with 10 girls from 3 regional high schools
- Over 150 elementary school girls got hands-on with tech during the Girls’ Geek Days
- Charlottesville Women in Tech (CWIT) began meeting
- CWIT becomes 501c3 umbrella organization of Tech-Girls
- Tech-Girls becomes part of the Mozilla Clubs network
- Tech-Girls receives the Social Good Award from the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council
- Bio-Med Tech-Girls program expands to 4-days with additional collaboration from St. Anne's-Belfield School and the i.Lab at UVA.
- Over 250 elementary school girls got hands-on with tech during the Girls’ Geek Days
- 425 girls participated in 7 Girls’ Geek Day sessions held in elementary schools all around Albemarle county with an average of 65 girls at each event
- 13 young women from 8 schools around the region participated in the 5-day Bio-Med Tech-Girls program
- 758 Tech-Girl Monthly newsletter subscribers
- Over 365 girls participated in 6 Girls’ Geek Day sessions held in elementary schools all around Albemarle county!
- 15 young women from eight schools around the region participated in the 4th annual Bio-Med Tech-Girls program.
- Over 150 girls joined mentors and role models throughout the region, including 30 workshop facilitators, 35 community members and 25 student volunteers at the She Started It ESTEAM Summit!
- The Yes We Tech! workshop series geared toward girls in middle school was kicked off