Registration opens for Technovation Girls’ 2022-2023 Season.
Girls and young women see the problems facing their friends, their communities, and the world…and they have solutions. Young people are ready to become creators and entrepreneurs—to use technology to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems in ways that can be adopted and amplified by placing solutions in the hands of millions.
This is the time for changemakers.
Thousands of girls show us their power every year through Technovation Girls, courageously standing up to take action, learn new skills, and lead much-needed change in their communities. While girls continue to face adversity and unprecedented challenges around the world, we have seen how they tap into their resourcefulness to push progress forward. Given the support, resources, and opportunity to develop their skills, girls can be changemakers locally and globally.
It is time for us all to stand accountable—with and for girls— and invest in a future that believes in girls’ agency, leadership, and potential.
Registration for the new season of Technovation Girls opens today—join us.
A Global Network of Support for Girls
This season, we are proud to partner with leading organizations to better support and empower girls around the world, including UNESCO, STEM Next (focusing on the US), UNICEF (focusing on Bhutan and Bangladesh), and Junior Achievement (focusing on the Philippines).
We are also grateful for the support of our corporate funders and partners, which include Baxter (committing to employee engagement as volunteer mentors), eBay, GSR, HSBC (focused on the U.S., China, India, the UK, Canada, UAE, and Mexico), Harman (supporting alumnae programming and engaging employees as volunteers in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, India, and Germany), Intuitive, Keysight (engaging employees as volunteers in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, USA, Germany, India, Israel, Spain, Japan, Malaysia, and Vietnam), the Hong Kong Jockey Club (supporting MakerBay to run the program in HongKong) the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation (supporting the global program, as well as alumnae programming and curriculum development), Motorola (supporting the program in Chile), Nuance, SAP (engaging employees as volunteers across North America), The Spectris Foundation, TE Connectivity Foundation (funding mini-grants for 20 under-served Chapters), and VianAI (supporting the program in India).
We look forward to both broadening and deepening our impact with the support of these incredible partners, and are proud to work alongside so many dedicated and passionate volunteers across sectors, organizations, and countries.
What’s New in 2023—curriculum updates, deliverables, mentor training, and alumnae support
For the 2023 season we’re excited to roll out an updated curriculum for our Junior and Senior Division before the end of the year. While the content covered will be very similar, we are reformatting the curriculum so it is shorter and more interactive, creating a more engaging learning experience for students. We are also thrilled to be able to offer machine-translations for the Junior and Senior curriculum in several languages (more details on the curriculum and translations will be coming in January!).
This year, the “demo video” is renamed the “technical video” and teams will be asked to clearly demonstrate how their project works, how they coded or built it, and how they plan to improve it in the future. Instead of simply demoing the project’s features, teams are now expected to provide additional information about the code or AI training they used to build it.
We are also excited to share a new Mentor Curriculum that provides additional support and guidance to mentors. This new material will be available to mentors by January and will help them feel more prepared to support teams with their technical and business questions, as well as help mentors manage and support their team throughout the entire program.
Learning from the incredible Technovation volunteers
We are very excited to announce a Chapter Ambassador exchange program taking place at the end of this year—six Chapter Ambassadors will visit another Chapter, and learn more about how the program is run in different areas. Technovation Girls’ Chapter Ambassadors are incredibly dedicated and hard-working, and as many of them have led the program on the ground for several years, they are experts on adapting and localizing the program. We are deeply grateful to all of our Ambassadors, and excited to see what advances and improvements they suggest after collaborating with their peers in-person.
We are also excited to offer additional support and responsibility for our Club Ambassadors, with a dedicated Technovation staff member supporting Clubs throughout the season, and offering additional resources.
Technovation Girls is just the beginning
Technovation Girls Alumnae are incredible innovators and leaders—and our support doesn’t end when they turn 18 and age out of the program. We are excited to further develop our programming and resources for Alumnae in the years to come. We strongly encourage every alumnae over the age of 18 to join us in a few weeks at our first-ever Career Summit on October 22, 2022. This half-day online event is packed with networking opportunities, learning sessions, and powerful advice from women in the tech industry and beyond. And stay tuned for more exciting announcements about our Alumnae programming coming up.
We are so proud to work alongside so many creative and committed people who share the mission of empowering and supporting girls to use technology (including AI!) to solve real-world problems and become leaders in their communities.
Registration for the next season opens today for students and mentors. We hope you’ll join us, or tell the girls in your life that the world needs their ideas and skills more than ever.