Being the only two girls in a robotics class in 5th grade, Melanie and Molly instantly felt connected, experiencing first hand the gender gap in STEM together from the very beginning.
After seeing their friends who were once passionate about tech and business drop these interests in middle-school when there were no other girls in their classes, Melanie and Molly were determined to change how these fields are seen among the youth, especially by girls. Often, middle-school and high-school are times when students are starting to learn more about themselves and their interests. It also happens to be the time when stereotypes can hurt the most.
We formed GirlTechBoss to empower middle-school and high-school aged girls in their business and technology passions and create a supportive community of role models to look up towards.
By creating both an online platform, as well as a hosting events, Girl Tech Boss is impacting the next generation of females in tech and business. We are so excited to see what 2020 holds for this organization and the girls we impact through it!
Melanie Herbert is a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania and intern at Lenox Hill MEET Hospital. She is a co-founder of GirlTechBoss, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the next generation of engineers and entrepreneurs.
Melanie Herbert, Co-Founder of Girl Tech Boss
Molly Cantillon, a freshman at Stanford University, is a social entrepreneur and intrepid researcher. Molly co-founded GirlTechBoss and Techshare Project, two student-led 501(c)3 initiatives inspiring the next generation of engineers and entrepreneurs.
Molly Cantillon, Co-Founder of Girl Tech Boss
Sophia Tang is a junior in high school residing in Canada. She is a research intern at CHEO Research Institute. She hopes to pursue an interdisciplinary study in post-secondary studying Computer Science and Business.
Sophia Tang, Chief Operations Officer of GirlTechBoss
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.