#FIRSTLikeAGirl is a global initiative created by FRC Team 1902 Exploding Bacon to get more girls interested in STEM work fields by sharing the success stories of women in FIRST and STEM. This initiative encourages girls to pursue their interests in STEM and become active members in FIRST. Please use the resources below to learn about more opportunities for girls in STEM!

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

The American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. The Greensboro Branch in NC provides quality member service, community engagement and multichannel communications to foster a growing community of members, supporters, students and organizations who advance the AAUW mission.


FIRST Ladies

FIRSTLadies is a community for any member or volunteer through FIRST to support women in STEM. It was created to provide girls with the chance to make connections with members found all over the world.


Girls Code Chess

Girls Code Chess inspires and teaches girls the game of chess and computer science to overcome the gender gaps in these fields.


Girls Who Code (6th - 12th)

Girls Who Code is on a mission to change the image of who can be a programmer and close the gender gap in technology.


ORCS Girls (5th - 10th)

ORCSGirls was founded in 2017 with the mission to inspire middle school girls to actively explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. They organize coding and technology workshops for Middle School girls in the Oak Ridge area and beyond.


ProjectCS Girls (6th - 8th)

Founded during the summer of 2013, ProjectCSGIRLS is a 501(c)(3) international nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in computing and technology. They have the unique idea of a technology and computer science competition for middle school girls to fuel STEM learning and skill development during the critical middle school period. In today's world where technology is becoming increasingly prominent and essential to nearly every field of study, they aim to instill a love for computing and technology in middle school girls. ProjectCSGIRLS hope to show them how innovative and creative they can be and encourage them to develop ideas that are powerful, disruptive, and cutting-edge.


SWENext (5th - 12th)

SWENext is a way for girls to become apart of the SWE (Society of Women Engineers) community. Girls who use SWENext have access to programs, mentors, and resources to help develop useful skills. SWENext is a great way to learn about engineering and programming. We invite Johnston County middle and high school girls to join our club.

SWENext, use code: JoCoSWENext

TechGirlz (6th - 8th)

TechGirlz is a nonprofit program of Creating IT Futures, a 501(c)3 nonprofit of CompTIA, that inspires middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. TechGirlz is accomplishing its mission through the creation of free, fun, interactive “TechShopz” led by industry professionals, community leaders, and students.


Technovation Girls (6th - 8th)

Technovation Girls is a global tech education nonprofit that empowers girls and families to become leaders, creators and problem-solvers. They offer two programs – Technovation Girls and Technovation Families – to bring kids and adults together to solve big problems in their communities.