Anyone can use Technovation Girls’ free online curriculum, but the Technovation Girls competition is only for participants who identify as female, trans, non-binary, or gender nonconforming.
Women and nonbinary individuals are underrepresented in technology fields.
With increased stressors for women in STEM fields, including sexual harassment and discrimination, research shows that when women participate in gender-reaffirming environments, it can increase their sense of belonging and therefore help keep them in STEM fields. Our Technovation Girls program aims to provide this safe, reaffirming environment, so our eligibility condition remains that students who are assigned male at birth and self-identify as male cannot enter the competition.
Additionally, Technovation Girls is proud to provide girls and students with identity-reaffirming role models so they can see themselves in technology careers.
If you are interested in technology and entrepreneurship initiatives that are inclusive to boys, please check out our fun design challenges! There’s also FIRST, SMASH, and BUILD.
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