We inspire today’s girls in education to become tomorrow’s women in tech


What we do

Role Models

We share stories of women in tech to inspire girls to follow in their footsteps.


We inform girls about tech careers through online and in-person talks and workshops.


We engage girls in work experience to give them hands-on experience of a career in tech.

Only 26% of the UK tech industry are women

Here's how we're changing that!


girls have experienced a career in tech through our work experience placements and events so far


secondary schools around the UK have signed up to work with us


of work experience participants have been motivated to pursue a career in tech

Naamua, 2017 & 2018

Geneva, 2018

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Remsha, 2016

Success Stories

“I already had a strong interest in coding and the placements helped to reassure me that this was the direction I wanted to go in. I just completed a Computer Science degree and I've started a software engineering graduate programme with Tesco.”
“My experiences through Next Tech Girls helped me see myself having a career in technology and allowed me to be more confident in my choices coming out of sixth form. I'm now working for Jaguar Land Rover as a software engineering degree apprentice.”
“Since my placement with Next Tech Girls I've graduated with First Class Honours in Computer Science. For postgraduate, I will be going for PGCE teacher training for Computing in hopes of being able to introduce more young girls to the world of tech.”

Recent work

Makers sponsored our first online event with 220 Year 9 girls in October 2022. We ran coding and UX design workshops and a Q&A with women software engineers. After the event there was a 50% increase in students likely to study Computer Science GCSE and a 20% increase in those likely to pursue a career in tech.

Digitas hosted five Year 10 girls for work experience in January 2023. They learned to make Snapchat filters, got involved in client workshops, worked on an idea for a new video game and pitched it to senior leaders. Two of them were interested in tech careers before; now all five are!

Google hosted 30 Year 11 students for a day in December 2022. After a tour of the offices and speaking to women in different roles about life at Google, 74% wanted to study Computer Science A Level and 96% planned to pursue a career in tech (ideally with Google)!

Government Digital Service hosted four Year 10 girls for work experience in February 2023. Two shadowed software developers, one worked with the recruitment team and one with the finance team. All four were motivated to pursue a career in tech and they all want to do another Next Tech Girls placement!

NBCUniversal hosted four 17-18 year old girls for work experience in July 2022. They learned how tech's used in film and TV production and heard about tech roles they didn’t know existed before. Two of them are now on tech-related university courses, with the other two planning to join them next year.

We've worked with...

Our Story

Next Tech Girls is an award-winning social enterprise set up by tech recruitment agency Empiric in 2016 to tackle the skills and gender gaps in the tech industry.

We partner with companies and educational institutions to run inspiring tech-focused events and work experience placements for teenage girls, with a focus on those from lower income or ethnic minority backgrounds.

By showcasing diverse women in tech as relatable role models and giving girls hands-on experience and insights into a career in tech at a critical age, when studies show their interest tends to drop off, we are shaping their futures and the future of the tech industry. 

Digitas, January 2023

Splash Damage, February 2023

GDS, February 2023

Atos, February 2023

Google, December 2022

Splash Damage, February 2023

GDS, February 2023

Makers online event, October 2022

Digitas, January 2023

Makers online event, October 2022

NBCUniversal, July 2022

NBCUniversal, July 2022

NBCUniversal, July 2022

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