Girls in Technology (GIT) provides opportunities for girls in grades 6-12 throughout the Washington D.C. Metro Region to explore and cultivate their interest in technology into a future career. Our vision is to significantly increase the number of girls, especially those in underserved communities, who can envision and achieve a path for education and career opportunities. Run by an all-volunteer committee of Women in Technology (WIT), GIT fulfills the classroom portion of the WIT mission of “advancing women from the classroom to the boardroom.”


GIT Programs

GIT programs reach 150+ girls annually to provide hands-on access to technology and tech challenges, presentations and mentoring from experienced female technology professionals, and scholarships for pursuing technology-related degrees. GIT offers in-person and virtual programs during the school year throughout the DC area.

For a current calendar of events click here.

GIT.Connect Program – Grades 6 - 12 and Alumnae

The GIT.Connect Program expands exposure to technology topics of interest. These online sessions last approximately 90 minutes and typically include networking, discussion of relevant topics (women business owners, internships, career paths, etc.) and interactive exchanges between participants and presenters or Technology experiences. Recent programs have included Python Programming and Living and Working in Space.

Scholarships and Awards Program – Grades 6 - 12

The Scholarships and Awards Program provides GIT members an opportunity to win scholarships that will reduce the financial barriers to expanding their technology knowledge and training. Experience scholarships are available for girls in grades 6-11 and Higher Education Scholarships for girls in 12th grade. Scholarships are competitively awarded based on application submissions, essay responses, program engagement, and rubric-based judging results.  


GIT Involved

GIT is run by a completely volunteer committee. We depend on the donation of time, talent, and funds to bring technology opportunities to girls across the metro DC region.

Donate to GIT

Your contributions can help GIT provide more programming, materials or training, or can support an underserved girl with technology or transportation to participate in GIT programs or events. Use this easy link to make a donation that will go directly to supporting our GIT programming. If you have any questions, contact us at [email protected].


Join a community of passionate women dedicated to developing future women in technology. Your enthusiasm, ideas and effort will expand GIT’s success!

Volunteers are needed across the organization with varying levels of responsibilities. There are administrative and programmatic positions, committee and solitary positions, and any combination thereof.  Consider those skills you already have or would like to develop. Voice your interests by completing a volunteer application.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

To ensure the safety of our GIT girls, committee volunteers and mentors go through a voluntary background check with the registration process and commit to uphold our ethical standards and Code of Conduct.


Our programs and events are hosted free of charge. Organizations who can provide facilities, financial support, speakers, or branded “swag” items can help us continue to provide engaging programs and events.

Contact us at [email protected] to discuss how to help.

Stay Informed

Click below to receive announcements of our programs or events, deadlines to register, and to enjoy our Newsletters. 

Contact Information

WIT Board Member at Large, Emerging Leaders
Shelley Brown-Philips
[email protected]


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Upcoming Events

GIT events are scheduled during the school year. Click the button below for new GIT events or programs.

Other Opportunities for GIT Girls

GIT is periodically informed about other programs, scholarships, certifications, or events that our GIT Girls may be interested in. Click the button below to scan the current list and see if any interest YOU!

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GIT Newsletter

Get highlights of recent GIT programs and current events! See our Newsletter Library here.

GIT Video Archive

Missed one of our GIT Programs or want to see it again? Check here for speaker and program recordings and view at your convenience.