Girls are ready to change the world. Technovation makes sure they have the tools they need
Over the last 15 years, we’ve trained 150,000 young women to be technology entrepreneurs & innovators, empowering them to solve problems in their communities using technology.
5+ years after participating in Technovation programs, alumnae still credit the program with influencing their interests, career, and professional pursuits.
Reaching Girls in Underserved Communities
We are committed to reaching girls in underserved communities. Of girls participating in Technovation Girls in 2023:
- 61% are from low or middle income countries
- 52% attend schools that don’t teach coding
- 10%+ lack regular access to computers
- 71% of North American girls identify as a race/ethnicity other than Caucasian
Padmapriya is a Technovation Alumna and Mentor in India who credits much of her passion for supporting girls and women in technology to her experience as a Technovation participant. Today she is a Senior Test Engineer at Tata Consultancy Services in Madurai, as well as a Google Women Techmakers Ambassador, and runs a platform called Maker Women.
Sustainable Development Goals
Girls solve global problems
As it turns out, the problems that matter most to girls are the same ones that matter to world leaders. We ask girls to consider how the problems they choose to solve align to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals—and every year we're blown away by their ingenuity.
World in Words helps vision-impaired people to explore the world through audio descriptions. The app includes screen reader and voice command features for easy use.
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
CO2 Sensei was designed to help schools safely reopen after COVID-19. The app detects CO2 levels to assess whether a building has adequate ventilation.
SDG 4: Good Health and Well-Being
MajiMaji App makes water more accessible to people living in Kibera, who walk to fetch water daily. The app connects those who wish to buy or sell water fetching services.
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
We partner with respected research organizations to assess and improve our programs’ individual and community impact.
WestEd's 2020 Survey of Technovation Girls Alumni
WestEd administered a survey to alumnae from the first seven years of the program, revealing alumnae's sustained interest in STEM fields.Read the Report
Empowering Families to Solve Real-World Problems with AI
Findings from engaging 20,000 under-resourced 3rd-8th grade students, parents, & educators in an AI competition. (Published in Künstl Intell, 2021)Read the Report
Mentors learn and grow with their mentees
It’s not just girls who change and grow with Technovation—our adult volunteers benefit too.
Through our volunteer mentor opportunities, organizations can give employees the chance to develop and grow their skills while making a difference in the lives of others and the community…all while being inspired by girls who won’t back down in the fight to build a better world.
of industry professionals surveyed said their experience increased their creativity in the workplace
of program mentors said their communication and presentation skills improved after participating
of program mentors said the experience improved their professional relationships
Source: Impact study assessing the impact of a skills-based volunteerism program on professional engineers from Boeing, presented at the American Society for Engineering Education conference.
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Our employees work with [Technovation] students and families to help them understand AI and explore its possibilities through hands-on learning. We feel this work both increases morale among our own employees and inspires future technology leaders.
—Tonie Hansen, Sr. Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, NVIDIA
"We learned from the kids how to communicate in a way that people can understand that we can now apply to our regular jobs."
-Kay B., mentoring engineer, Boeing
“It was honestly the best corporate engagement event I’ve ever been a part of and to see the students so excited made both corps members and teachers speechless.”
- City Year member, Philadelpia