Girls in Tech, an organization focused on the empowerment, engagement and education of women in technology, announces the launch of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.
Girls in Tech’s goal of raising $25,000 over a 60-day period will assist in launching and expanding programs such GIT360, an integrated entrepreneurial bootcamp for women, The Catalyst Conference, a two-day conference showcasing the women leaders in tech who are delivering keynotes on best practices, leadership skills as well as business concepts, AMPLIFY, a business pitch competition for women and GIT M, Girls in Tech’s mentorship program providing interactive workshops revolving around technology and science for girls K-12.
The Indiegogo crowdfunding platform enables Girls in Tech supporters, evangelists and philanthropists to contribute funds via PayPal or credit card. While collecting contributions is the primary priority in launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, Girls in Tech hopes to leverage the campaign to promote its international expansion, new initiatives and partnerships.
“Indiegogo is the optimal crowdfunding platform to assist with Girls in Tech’s global expansion and program development goals,” said Adriana Gascoigne, CEO and Founder of Girls in Tech. “The platform enables us to engage on a deeper level with our loyal supporters and advocates and activate a call-to-action to the general public passionate about promoting the equality of women in technology industry and bridging the technological divide in underdeveloped regions around.”
Launched in 2007, Girls in Tech has organically grown to over 35 active chapters around the world, spanning across six continents including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. In an effort to refine and expand technical programming revolving computer science, development and design as well as offer resources and mentorship to women and girls around the globe, Girls in Tech is calling on friends, family and the general public to get involved in the “Girls in Tech Movement” by investing in a cause that will make an impact on our current and next generation of innovators around the world.
“We have some incredible goals for the coming year, including the expansion into areas where this type of organization can have a real impact. We’ve begun expansion into Latin America as well as Africa, which follows on our most recent Chapter launches in the Middle East. The response we’ve received thus far has been immensely positive, and we’re all very excited about continuing to have that level of influence in new geographies,” said Kate Brodock, President of Girls in Tech.