Anyone can use Technovation Girls’ free online curriculum, but the Technovation Girls competition is only for participants who identify as female.
Women are underrepresented in the technology fields. Research shows that women are more enthusiastic and engaged in STEM courses when they are in an all-girls environment because they feel comfortable participating and asking questions. We aim to provide that safe environment and provide the girls with role models so they can see themselves in technology careers.
Other technology and entrepreneurship initiatives are co-educational such as FIRST, SMASH, and BUILD, but Technovation Girls is just for young women.