Women in Technology

Secretary Jackson is passionate about introducing more girls to STEM fields. This page links to programs, opportunities, and resources for women and young girls in science, technology, engineering, and math. Check back often as we update with more resources!

GoGrad

GoGrad - Helping Women in STEM

GoGrad just released a guide dedicated to helping women interested in degrees in the STEM. The guide includes STEM scholarships for schools, tips on how to obtain these scholarships and the most influential organization involved in STEM for women.

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Grace Hopper

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the World's Largest Gathering of Women Technologists. It is produced by the Anita Borg Institute and presented in partnership with ACM. It's proven that diverse teams deliver increased innovation, better problem solving and group performance, and improved operational and financial performance.

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Tech-Girls

Tech-Girls is all about empowering girls to imagine and achieve their future dreams in our tech-savvy world. The organization is part gathering resources from around the world to help girls get connected to tech programs/mentors, part online community learning tech together and part local program working directly with girls through workshops and events to inspire them to share their vision with the globally connected community.

Resources

MoneyGeek: Encouraging Women in STEM: Resources, Scholarships, and Expert Advice for Support

Learn more about women in STEM, including what types of resources are available to help budding female STEM professionals break barriers

FabFems

A directory of professional women working in science, to serve as role models for girls interested in this field. Girls can contact the role models for more information about their work or background.

Girl Develop It

An international nonprofit that seeks to encourage women of all backgrounds to learn to code for their personal and professional development. The organization offers online instruction materials here, but also consists of local chapters to provide hands-on mentorship and tutoring. Get in contact with the Washington DC chapter, or use this form to indicate your interest in starting a chapter in your area!

Girls Excelling in Math and Science

Extracurricular clubs to engage elementary and middle school girls in math and science. Visit the website for links and to learn how to start a GEMS club in your community.

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code aims to introduce 1 million young women to computer science by 2020. They do this through after-school clubs and a free, intensive seven-week summer camp that provides instruction and exposure to industry professionals. Programs are only available in select cities, and housing and transportation costs are not provided. Apply to a summer immersion program or to host a club at your school.

GO GIRL (Genomic Opportunities for Girls In Research Labs)

An educational outreach program designed to provide a unique opportunity for young women interested in gaining hands-on laboratory experience in molecular biology and genomics. This four-day summer program is a joint effort between The Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, The George Washington University, Loudoun County Public Schools, and is funded by a grant to LCPS from Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Mid-Atlantic Girls Collaborative (MAGiC) Project

The regional branch of the National Girls Collaborative Project collects programs and events for young girls in science, searchable by city and zip code.

Women in Technology's Girls in Technology Programs

Provides mentorship, scholarships, and programs for middle and high school girls. Adults click here for volunteer opportunities.