Techbridge Girls

Techbridge Girls Empowering girls in science, technology and engineering!
Techbridge was launched in 2000 to expand the options of girls in underserved communities and to address the shortage of women and underrepresented groups in technology and engineering. Our dynamic programming offers girls in grades 5-12 the opportunity for hands-on learning, career exploration through role models and worksite visits, and academic and career guidance. Techbridge works closely with partners to expand impact beyond our community. With support from the Noyce Foundation and the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, Techbridge is adapting its curriculum and rolling out programs-in-a-box to Girl Scouts to inspire thousands more girls in technology and engineering.

Techbridge Girls excites, educates, and equips girls from low-income communities by delivering high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programming. As a result of our work serving elementary through high school aged girls and their communities across the country, we are empowering girls to achieve economic mobility and better life chances. We envision a world where all girls lead, contribute, and thrive in STEM.

Mission: The mission of Techbridge is to encourage girls in technology, science and engineering through multi-faceted programs for girls, teachers, role models and families. Our philosophy is to change girls' lives, one girl at a time, through consistent, personal support and a dedication to increasing their choices for the future.

We’re proud to serve on the front lines of this crisis, bringing educational & emotional support to girls from some of t...
05/07/2020

We’re proud to serve on the front lines of this crisis, bringing educational & emotional support to girls from some of the most vulnerable communities. Hear from our CEO Nikole Collins-Puri about why our work matters now, more than ever before: http://ow.ly/s5nw50zzckU #LeadFearlessly

In case you missed it, our award-winning curriculum is now available for FREE online to help girls everywhere learn at h...
05/06/2020

In case you missed it, our award-winning curriculum is now available for FREE online to help girls everywhere learn at home. Learn more about how we are reimagining our programming to support girls’ education and their emotional health during COVID-19: https://tinyurl.com/yahpuzza

Wow - what a day! Thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support for Techbridge Girls yesterday. We are con...
05/06/2020

Wow - what a day! Thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support for Techbridge Girls yesterday. We are constantly inspired by how our community and girls #LeadFearlessly. Thank you for all that you do!

For the past 20 years, Techbridge Girls has been paving the way for equity in STEM learning. Your generosity has made th...
05/06/2020

For the past 20 years, Techbridge Girls has been paving the way for equity in STEM learning. Your generosity has made this possible, but now our work is needed more than ever. Help us provide STEM education & emotional support to girls during this crisis. Donate today and your gifts will be matched! https://tinyurl.com/yahpuzza #LeadFearlessly #GivingTuesdayNow

This pandemic is confirming the inequalities within our educational and economic system that we’ve been fighting for the...
05/05/2020

This pandemic is confirming the inequalities within our educational and economic system that we’ve been fighting for the past 20 years. Our programming is needed now more than ever. Help us empower girls to #LeadFearlessly through COVID-19: https://tinyurl.com/yahpuzza #GivingTuesdayNow

At Techbridge Girls, we serve girls from some of the most vulnerable communities who are now having to balance their edu...
05/05/2020

At Techbridge Girls, we serve girls from some of the most vulnerable communities who are now having to balance their education with new responsibilities at home. We’re making our programming available for free online & connecting a community of girls who can support one another through this crisis. Learn more: https://tinyurl.com/yahpuzza

Big news! All donations made today to Techbridge Girls will be MATCHED up to $5,000! Help us bring our award-winning STE...
05/05/2020

Big news! All donations made today to Techbridge Girls will be MATCHED up to $5,000! Help us bring our award-winning STEM programming online so that girls can continue to lead and learn from home: https://tinyurl.com/yahpuzza #LeadFearlessly

In celebration of #GivingTuesdayNow, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of Techbridge Girls@Home, which takes our awa...
05/05/2020

In celebration of #GivingTuesdayNow, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of Techbridge [email protected], which takes our award-winning STEM programming and brings it online for girls everywhere to learn at home!

Only a few more hours until #GivingTuesdayNow! We have a BIG announcement planned for the day. Tune in tomorrow morning ...
05/05/2020

Only a few more hours until #GivingTuesdayNow! We have a BIG announcement planned for the day. Tune in tomorrow morning to learn more!

At Techbridge Girls, we believe our girls have the power to change the world. Help us give our girls a voice tomorrow on...
05/04/2020

At Techbridge Girls, we believe our girls have the power to change the world. Help us give our girls a voice tomorrow on #GivingTuesdayNow by using the ideas in this toolkit to help them spread kindness, gratitude and celebrate from home: https://tinyurl.com/y9qs5hcv

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesdayNow! Join us and girls, their families, and educators around the country as we recognize the i...
05/04/2020

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesdayNow! Join us and girls, their families, and educators around the country as we recognize the incredible girls who are leading fearlessly at home during this crisis. Learn more: https://tinyurl.com/yahpuzza #leadfearlessly

As we head into the weekend, we want to acknowledge the thousands of girls who are stepping up and leading fearlessly at...
05/01/2020

As we head into the weekend, we want to acknowledge the thousands of girls who are stepping up and leading fearlessly at home during this crisis. This #GivingTuesdayNow, join us as we celebrate their courage through at-home STEM education: http://ow.ly/Fxdo50zuu9x

With school closures, we’re learning that at-home STEM programming AND social and emotional support is needed now more t...
05/01/2020

With school closures, we’re learning that at-home STEM programming AND social and emotional support is needed now more than ever before. Techbridge Girls is on the frontline, bringing programs into homes so the learning gaps do not grow and girls stay engaged with their STEM aspirations. Learn more & donate: http://ow.ly/yFwg50zulYR

Let’s show the world the power of Techbridge Girls community on May 5th  #GivingTuesdayNow! We’ve created a Compassion T...
04/30/2020
#GivingTuesdayNow - How to Participate.pdf

Let’s show the world the power of Techbridge Girls community on May 5th #GivingTuesdayNow! We’ve created a Compassion Toolkit for you, your families, and friends to join us in celebrating how the Techbridge Girls community is leading fearlessly during this crisis: http://ow.ly/lMZp50ztB96 #LeadFearlessly

SAVE THE DATE! This Tuesday, May 5, we will join forces with organizations around the world to celebrate #GivingTuesdayN...
04/30/2020

SAVE THE DATE! This Tuesday, May 5, we will join forces with organizations around the world to celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow. We have BIG plans for the day, including a special announcement about our programming. Mark the date on your calendars! #leadfearlessly

This week, we continue to celebrate #NationalVolunteerMonth by honoring Josetta Jones, Chief Patent and Trademark Counse...
04/28/2020

This week, we continue to celebrate #NationalVolunteerMonth by honoring Josetta Jones, Chief Patent and Trademark Counsel for Chevron's Downstream-related technologies. Josetta has generously supported Techbridge Girls and donated her time and expertise for nearly 20 years. Read our #LeadFearlessly story on how she draws strength from the women who came before her, and calls on girls of today to honor their ancestors’ dreams: www.techbridgegirls.org/index.php?id=517

To celebrate #EarthDay, we'd like to introduce you to a future leader in STEM: her name is Crystal, and she's currently ...
04/22/2020

To celebrate #EarthDay, we'd like to introduce you to a future leader in STEM: her name is Crystal, and she's currently a first-year high school student in the Pacific Northwest.

After participating in Techbridge Girls' after-school Achievers program for high school girls, Crystal wants to combine her passion for #STEM with her leadership skills to preserve and protect the environment.

To learn about Crystal's plan to fearlessly lead our world toward a greener planet, read Crystal’s story here: https://techbridgegirls.org/index.php?id=504 #LeadFearlessly

Meet Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, who is leading a group of scientists and working to develop a vaccine for COVID-19! Thank yo...
04/15/2020

Meet Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, who is leading a group of scientists and working to develop a vaccine for COVID-19! Thank you, Dr. Corbett, for your life-saving work, for being an inspiring role model, and for showing our girls that they belong and can succeed in #STEM. #leadfearlessly #blackexcellence #blackscientist

To celebrate National Volunteer Month throughout April, we are highlighting the dedicated volunteers who have joined us ...
04/10/2020

To celebrate National Volunteer Month throughout April, we are highlighting the dedicated volunteers who have joined us in furthering Techbridge Girls’ mission to empower girls from low-income communities on their STEM journeys.

We’re pleased to spotlight Consuelo Crosby -- the founder of Edifice Complex, in addition to being a public speaker and podcaster -- for her fearless leadership as a volunteer with Techbridge Girls for nearly 10 years, and her commitment as a mentor to young women throughout her career.

Read Consuelo’s story on the importance of providing mentorship and leading with courage by facing your fears: https://www.techbridgegirls.org/index.php?id=514 #LeadFearlessly

Techbridge Girls continues to persevere through this challenging time to support our girls from low-income communities w...
04/09/2020

Techbridge Girls continues to persevere through this challenging time to support our girls from low-income communities who are disproportionately affected.

Expanding Your Horizons, now powered by Techbridge Girls, is a STEM outreach event that has been happening every year at Cornell since 1988 with the goal of inspiring and engaging middle schoolers across a wide range of STEM fields and careers. In recent years we have hosted 500 participants as well as their parents and teachers for a day packed with interactive scientific workshops, talks, and panel discussions put on by students, staff, and faculty from departments all across Cornell.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we cannot have an in-person EYH this year, but the EYH team is hard at work organizing a fun, online, interactive experience! On April 18th, we will be hosting a Virtual EYH with live demos, engaging talks, panels, and more! With contributions from scientists and panelists from all around the country, Virtual EYH will be free and open to EVERYONE! We hope kids (and kids-at-heart) from all over will tune in to join us for this event.

#EYHPoweredbyTechbridgeGirls

04/09/2020
National Nuclear Security Administration

National Nuclear Security Administration

The California site of Sandia National Labs hosted STEM Day for Girls early last month. The educational, fun, and inspiring day included speakers from Sandia, Techbridge Girls, Stanford University, and Chevron.

COVID-19 may have shifted our everyday lives, but it has not changed our commitment to community -- or our commitment to...
04/03/2020

COVID-19 may have shifted our everyday lives, but it has not changed our commitment to community -- or our commitment to sharing the stories of how our community members #LeadFearlessly. 🤝 This week, we're highlighting former staff member Mia Shaw, who is researching and promoting social justice in STEM and maker education during this critical time when COVID-19 has disproportionately affected our girls and disrupted their educations. 🏫 While working as a Program Coordinator at Techbridge Girls, Mia helped empower girls from low-income communities to pursue futures in STEM. 👩🏾‍🔬 She now shares how Techbridge Girls inspired her to pursue graduate school as she continues to lead fearlessly in shaping education, breaking down barriers, and promoting equity in STEM. Read her story here: http://www.techbridgegirls.org/index.php?id=512

Last week, we shared a video message from our CEO Nikole-Collins Puri about how the Techbridge Girls community is leadin...
03/31/2020

Last week, we shared a video message from our CEO Nikole-Collins Puri about how the Techbridge Girls community is leading fearlessly during these uncertain times.

We also want to hear from you! Send us your stories, ideas, and updates from your community. #LeadFearlessly

03/27/2020
Techbridge Girls #LeadFearlessly COVID-19 Update

At Techbridge Girls, our hope for the last 20 years has been for our girls to lead and persevere in challenging times. Now, in the middle of this global health crisis, that’s EXACTLY what our girls are doing.

Our CEO Nikole Collins-Puri (joined briefly by her son Xavier!) shares an update on what we are hearing from our community, and how we can continue to support our girls as they lead fearlessly where it matters most.

https://youtu.be/ZnU9OD5XaYw

At Techbridge Girls, our hope for the last 20 years has been for our girls to lead and persevere in challenging times. Now, in the middle of this global heal...

Our COVID-19 task force had a great meeting today! 👩🏾‍💻We will be reaching out to our girls, educators, and other consti...
03/20/2020

Our COVID-19 task force had a great meeting today! 👩🏾‍💻We will be reaching out to our girls, educators, and other constituents to better understand your needs and your thoughts on how we can be most helpful. 🙌🏾 If you already have ideas to share, comment below or send us a DM! 📨

Amid the uncertainty and disruption stemming from the coronavirus outbreak, our community remains resilient. We have alw...
03/18/2020
Chevron Executive Women’s Group: Building Courage and Creating Support Systems : Techbridge – Inspiring Girls in Science, Technology and Engineering

Amid the uncertainty and disruption stemming from the coronavirus outbreak, our community remains resilient. We have always persevered, even through the most challenging situations.

As we work to support our girls and families with at-home STEM resources under these unprecedented circumstances, we're also still celebrating Women's History Month and elevating the stories of women who exemplify perseverance and courage. Techbridge Girls is pleased to highlight the bold, compassionate women who #LeadFearlessly through the Chevron Executive Women’s Group.

Two members of the Group, Chris Alcantara-Richard (Organizational Capabilities Special Projects Manager) and Irene Melitas (General Manager, Benefit Plan Investments), recently shared their visions for the future of women in STEM and their own approaches to leading fearlessly in the face of adversity. Read their story on building courage and creating support systems here: www.techbridgegirls.org/index.php?id=507

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Techbridge Girls is pleased to highlight the bold, compassionate women who lead fearlessly through the Chevron Executive Women’s Group. The Chevron Executive Women’s Group empowers its members through opportunities for networking and fellowship, and...

Given the unprecedented spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and school closures across the U.S., Techbridge Girls is follow...
03/17/2020
Response to COVID-19 : Techbridge – Inspiring Girls in Science, Technology and Engineering

Given the unprecedented spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and school closures across the U.S., Techbridge Girls is following the direction of our local districts and has suspended all our after-school programming effective immediately. Many of our EYH conferences have also been canceled, though this varies by conference.

Techbridge Girls is deeply committed to empowering girls from low-income communities to achieve economic mobility through high-quality STEM experiences. And we are equally committed to protecting the safety and well-being of our program participants, event attendees, and other community members.

COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting the communities we serve, in addition to disrupting our girls’ education. Because our girls are members of some of the most vulnerable populations (including communities of color and low-income neighborhoods), they will face financial hardship and food insecurity, as their families may not be able to work, after-school childcare will be unavailable, and many may not be able to receive free or reduced lunch through schools. Our girls and their families are also more likely to lack access to healthcare, and even preventative supplies.

To address these challenges, Techbridge Girls is working quickly and diligently to formulate alternative program delivery options by planning at-home STEM activities for our girls, curating resources for families, and creating opportunities for our girls to develop their own civic engagement and leadership skills in response to COVID-19.

We will keep you updated on any further actions that we may take, and we will add resources and information here and at https://www.techbridgegirls.org/index.php?id=509 on an ongoing basis.

Thank you for your continued support as we navigate through these challenging circumstances.

Given the unprecedented spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and school closures across the U.S., Techbridge Girls is following the direction of our local districts and has suspended all our after-school programming effective immediately. Many of our EYH conferences have also been canceled, though this....

Techbridge Girls is proud to share that our CEO Nikole Collins-Puri is the recipient of the 2020 Siena Medal! 🏅Since 193...
03/13/2020

Techbridge Girls is proud to share that our CEO Nikole Collins-Puri is the recipient of the 2020 Siena Medal! 🏅

Since 1937, the Siena Medal has been awarded to outstanding women who #LeadFearlessly in business, education, the arts, and humanitarianism. Nikole will be joining a list of women who have made history, as past recipients include Loretta Young, Phyllis McGinley, Augusta Trapp, Nancy Brinker, Elizabeth Smart, Terry Grahl and Ginny Carroll. #WomensHistoryMonth

https://www.thetaphialpha.org/happenings/news/theta-phi-alpha-announces-nikole-collins-puri-as-siena-medalist

We are thrilled to announce Nikole Collins-Puri, CEO of Techbridge Girls, as the recipient of the 2020 Siena Medal! #ThetaPhiConvention #ThetaPhi2020 https://www.thetaphialpha.org/theta-phi-alpha-announces-nikole-collins-puri-as-siena-medalist

This International Women's Day 2020, Techbridge Girls is proud to amplify the #EachforEqual movement through our work to...
03/08/2020

This International Women's Day 2020, Techbridge Girls is proud to amplify the #EachforEqual movement through our work to break down barriers, build equitable pathways for girls from low-income communities to achieve economic mobility, and uplift the voices and accomplishments of girls and women. As we celebrate not only International Women’s Day today, but also Women’s History Month throughout March, we will bring you stories of trailblazing women who #LeadFearlessly, and the next generation of girls who will follow them in making history. #IWD2020

Techbridge Girls invites you to save the date for our 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration in the evening of May 14, 2020 a...
02/27/2020

Techbridge Girls invites you to save the date for our 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration in the evening of May 14, 2020 at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco! 🌟 💫

Join us as we honor the many women, girls, educators, volunteers, and partners who have led fearlessly and fought for girls to have better life chances. 🔭👩🏽‍🏫 We will be celebrating their voices and their accomplishments. 👩🏿‍🔧🔬👩🏽‍🔬

Proceeds will increase access to high-quality STEM enrichment for girls from low-income communities, and will equip teachers in high-poverty schools with the tools and capacity to inspire girls to pursue STEM. 🧑🏾‍🏭🧬

We look forward to sharing community members’ stories of how they #LeadFearlessly, overcome barriers, and thrive in #STEM. 🧪

As we celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth, we honor the remarkable life of Katherine G. Johnson, a pioneering NASA mathematicia...
02/24/2020

As we celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth, we honor the remarkable life of Katherine G. Johnson, a pioneering NASA mathematician who passed away today at the age of 101. An inspirational example of how to #LeadFearlessly, Katherine Johnson broke barriers and paved a path for women of color to pursue careers in STEM and space exploration.

Techbridge Girls Pacific Northwest invites you to join us for our third annual She Persisted fundraising event!During th...
02/14/2020

Techbridge Girls Pacific Northwest invites you to join us for our third annual She Persisted fundraising event!

During this fun and inspirational cocktail hour, you will have the opportunity to hear from our girls, mingle with other people committed to diversity in STEM, learn about Techbridge Girls’ long-term vision, and enjoy delicious bites and drinks from local businesses. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 31 from 6-8pm at 415 Westlake in the heart of Seattle's South Lake Union. Tickets: www.charityauction.bid/shepersisted2020

We are excited to announce our keynote speaker, Ruchika Tulshyan. Ruchika Tulshyan is the author of The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In The Workplace and the founder and CEO of Candour, an inclusion strategy practice. She is also the Distinguished Professional-In Residence for Seattle University’s Communication Department.

We hope to see you there!

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Let's work together to encourage young women to study technical fields. It makes a difference for business and individuals.
We were excited to host your last event in the city! Look forward to seeing your progress in the community!
Today, millions of people around the world are coming together to give back to their communities. Join the worldwide #GivingTuesday movement rekindling the giving spirit this holiday season! My organization, Techbridge Girls, is fundraising to reach $5000 this winter and we need your help! Every act of generosity counts, and each means even more when we give together. #TechbridgeGirls #GirlsinSTEM
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