My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Technovation, Los Angeles, CA, USA
I have been working with Technovation (formerly Iridescent) since 2014 to deliver their technology entrepreneurship program for girls in Canada. Technovation Girls is a fabulous program. The curriculum really inspires girls to continue with technology. It is great to see the girls develop into confident app developers, marketers and public speakers over the course of the four months. The outcomes from the program are excellent, with over 50% continuing studies in Technology. We now have girls from the first years that we ran it who have graduated from computer science and are working for tech companies! The delivery model makes this STEM program accessible to all girls, especially underserved communities, which was a key consideration for partnering with them. The feedback from our volunteer mentors, judges and instructors has been really strong. We have many volunteers that return year after year as they find the experience so rewarding. Many of the girls also return both as participants and peer mentors helping to keep the program growing and thriving in Canada. Technovation provides a lot of support for the volunteers and really creates a global community!