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Feb. 7, 2013 10:30 am

TechGirlz wins $5K eBay Foundation grant for after-school programs: 21% of U.S. programmers female

TechGirlz won a $5,000 grant from the eBay Foundation¬†to help further its mission of increasing the number of women technologists. The nonprofit will use the grant to develop three after-school programs that it will share with other organizations, according to a recent release. Women programmers make up 21 percent of programmers, according to the U.S. […]
TechGirlz works with middle-school age girls to get them excited about technology. Photo courtesy of TechGirlz.

TechGirlz works with middle-school age girls to get them excited about technology. Photo courtesy of TechGirlz.

TechGirlz won a $5,000 grant from the eBay Foundation to help further its mission of increasing the number of women technologists.

The nonprofit will use the grant to develop three after-school programs that it will share with other organizations, according to a recent release.

Women programmers make up 21 percent of programmers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, down from 24 percent in 2000.

In other TechGirlz news, South Jersey crossfit app startup Wodify recently partnered with the organization to show middle-school girls how to build an app. Find more of our coverage on TechGirlz here.

Companies: Wodify, TechGirlz
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