TechGirlz Introduces Teen Advisory Board Members for 2019-2020 Term

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PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nonprofit today introduced the new and returning members of its 2019-2020 Teen Advisory Board. Selected using competitive applications, the Board is made up of high school-aged TechGirlz program participants that serve as advisors and mentors for the program at-large. For the first time, the Board has been divided by region because of the large number of interested girls.

“TechGirlz is forging a continuous path for girls to follow to a career in technology beginning in middle school,” said TechGirlz founder and chairwoman Tracey Welson-Rossman. “These inspiring girls are committed to continuing and growing their experience in the field as advocates, advisors, and mentors for others within the program. We congratulate and welcome them to this year’s Board and are grateful for their service.”

The TechGirlz Teen Advisory Board empowers girls to continue in their journey towards further tech instruction and training with hands-on experiences helping both younger TechGirlz participants and staff. Responsibilities include helping to design new TechShopz workshops and raise awareness for the need to increase the number of tech programs serving young girls.

The high number of applicants led TechGirlz to divide the 2019-2020 Board into Northern and Southern regions. For the first time ever, this Board will also help review applications and choose speakers for the inaugural TechGirlz , an all-girls technology conference that will take place April 25, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA.

Members for the 2019-2020 Teen Advisory Board include:

Northern Teen Advisory Board

Southern Teen Advisory Board

TechGirlz Philadelphia Outreach Manager Danica Pascavage will serve as advisor to the Northern Teen Advisory Board while TechGirlz National Outreach Manager Alicia Park will serve in the same capacity for the Southern Teen Advisory Board.

TechGirlz previously announced that it has reached its milestone goal of serving 20,000 students through its programs ahead of its original 2020 forecast.

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Globe Newswire: 13:00 GMT Tuesday 14th January 2020

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