Technovation is a global tech-education nonprofit aimed at addressing the gender-gap in STEM. Technovation operates a global competition in which teams of girls, ages 8 to 18, work with volunteer mentors to use technology to solve a problem in their community connected to the UN sustainable development goals. Over the past 16 years, Technovation has engaged ~370,000 participants in over 120 countries.
In addition to our work with girls, Technovation is creating a continuum of support for alumnae (18+) to help them build their skills and networks as they pursue degrees and careers in STEM and entrepreneurship. Through providing our alumnae a supportive community along with professional development and networking opportunities, we aim to increase their social capital, career opportunities and pay, as well as contribute to developing a more diverse and inclusive STEM workforce.
In 2022, globally girls gained skills in coding, entrepreneurship and problem-solving, among others:
- Coding: 86% of girls reported increased confidence in coding and programming after participating in Technovation.
- Entrepreneurship: 84% of girls reported increased confidence in building and managing a business after participating in Technovation.
- Problem-Solving: 80% of girls reported increased problem-solving skills after participating in Technovation.
In 2020, Technovation contracted a third-party evaluator to assess our long-term impact. The results of that evaluation showed that 76% of Technovation alumnae pursue STEM degrees and 60% of Technovation alumnae work in STEM-related careers, more than double the percentage of US women working in STEM (27%). For additional insights into Technovation’s impact, view our 2021 Annual Impact Report.