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Lack of funding forcing Girls in Tech to close after 17 years

US-based non-profit organisation Girls in Tech is closing after 17 years. Founder and CEO Adriana Gascoigne told US media that the background is lack of funding. The organisation has some 130 000 members according to its website. 

Headquarters is in Nashville. Girls in Tech has national organisations around the world. The announcement about closing does not mention the national organisations.

“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the closing of Girls in Tech. For 17 years, we have empowered and inspired women in tech, working tirelessly to eliminate the gender gap. Together, we’ve reached over 250,000 people across 35 chapters in 30 countries”, Gascoigne writes on social media.

“Thank you to our members, Managing Directors, Advisory Board teams, headquarters staff, sponsors, and board of directors. Though we’re closing, our mission will live on through your continued efforts.”

Gascoigne is the author of Tech Boss Lady: How To Start-Up, Disrupt, And Thrive As A Female Founder, and a board member on WAPPP, Harvard Kennedy School’s Women in Public Policy Program.

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