Boys & Girls Club of America
'Tech Girls Rock' is to help introduce girls to the tech sector and working in the computing workforce.
Here's a statistical comparison that warrants educational fairs like "Tech Girls Rock": women comprise 58 percent of the American work force -- yet they only hold 25 percent of the jobs in computing.
Enter Boys & Girls Club of North San Mateo and CA Technologies. "Tech Girls Rock" evolved from a long-standing partnership between the co-sponsors and their focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), as well as the Advancement of Women in IT.
The event held today was a hands-on affair, with girls engaging with projects, career exploration panels and mentor-style workshops.