Meet the 2017 AMPLIFY Pitch Competition Finalists

Posted: 10.10.2017

The Girls in Tech’s AMPLIFY Pitch Competition entries did not disappoint this year. We received 294 applications, the largest number to date. While it was difficult to choose the “best” startups among such an ambitious, diverse applicant base, our discerning judges have chosen. Read on to learn more about the...

Girls in Tech Celebrates 10 years. Help us enable girls and women around the world to pursue their dreams while you pursue yours

Posted: 08.31.2017

Ten years ago, I was eager to join the tech industry when I made my way to Silicon Valley. The only problem was everyday, I’d go to work and be the only woman. Besides feeling isolated, I know that without the female perspective, without 50% of the population’s voice,...

Girls in Tech’s Sophia Mahfooz Promoted to COO

Posted: 08.16.2017

We have exciting news on the Girls in Tech Corporate front: we’re expanding our leadership team by promoting Sophia Mahfooz to Chief Operating Officer! Sophia has been with Girls in Tech for more than a year in the Director of Global Partnerships Role, where she’s made a remarkable impact...

Girls in Tech Hacking 4 Humanity Hits San Francisco

Posted: 07.19.2017

Girls in Tech Hacking 4 Humanity is a hackathon inspired by social good. The concept: bring the best creative people, technical folks and design thinkers together to see what social problems they can hack over a two-day event. Hacking 4 Humanity is making its way around the globe; San...

Sexual harassment in Silicon Valley

Open Letter: What We Can Do About Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley

Posted: 07.11.2017

I’ve been watching the news closely this past week as so many courageous women have come forward to talk about the sexual harassment they’ve experienced from male venture capitalists. I’m appalled and shaken by allegations in Katie Benner’s NYT piece that point to several prominent men in the VC space...

Girls in Tech launches Global Classroom

We’re Partnering with S&P Global to Offer Free Programming Courses to Women Around the World!

Posted: 04.05.2017

Girls in Tech, in partnership with S&P Global, will be launching Global Classroom on April 10, a comprehensive online technology program targeted to women around the world. This eight-week course teaches critical science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills needed for a career in computer programming, while also providing...

Joining Forces Around the Globe to Hack for Humanity

Posted: 04.04.2017

Hacking for humanity—a pretty ballsy, bold idea. But we’re up to the challenge. In fact, we’re so up to the challenge that we’ve strung together a global Hacking 4 Humanity series. Do tell, you say? It’s a global hackathon, hitting 23 cities over X months.  And it’s not about...

Girls in Tech 10-Year Anniversary: Celebrating Decades of Achievements for Women in Tech

Posted: 01.05.2017

2017 marks Girls in Tech’s 10-year anniversary of founding. We’re proud of our decade of achievements, but we also want to take this year to reflect on historical accomplishments  of all women throughout technology. In honor of these irreplaceable moments, we’ve created a visual of some of the groundbreaking...

Girls in Tech’s Top 5 Milestones in 2016

Posted: 12.30.2016

This time of year offers a natural pause for so many to reflect on the past year, take stock of where they’re at in life and think about where they want to be. Here at Girls in Tech, we’re no different. We’re proud to say that we’ve sailed through an...

Girls in Tech Rings the Bell at the New York Stock Exchange!

Posted: 12.29.2016

To say it’s been an incredible week is an understatement. On Tuesday, the Girls in Tech staff, managing directors, several Board members and other close supporters gathered at the New York Stock Exchange to ring the closing bell, an honor given to just a handful of non-profit organizations each...