Amy Cliett’s presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Stats after 90 days for TechGirlz’ “Pandemic Pivot” to virtual delivery: workshops demand rose 60%; 2/3 virtual workshops had waiting lists; and, numbers of girls and volunteer instructors rose in U.S. regions without in-person workshops. In this session, TechGirlz’ Director Amy Cliett walks through their rapid, successful pivot to virtual delivery and shares five revelations along the way that reveal, even at a distance, connecting can create and deepen community.
Amy Cliett, Director of TechGirlz, led her team to transfer in-person TechShopz to virtual delivery in just 4 days. And she did it while homeschooling her own kids. She understands the role that education, mentorship and access to like-minded peers plays in helping middle-school girls stay connected, despite potentially isolating side effects from distance-learning platforms.