Tracey Welson-Rossman


ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

Driven by her first-hand exposure to a lack of women in technology, Tracey has evolved into a national advocate for bringing and keeping more women in the field. Judges commend her efforts and those of the nonprofit TechGirlz, as they inspire, teach, nurture, and support girls beginning in middle school to ensure they remain passionate, skilled and supported technologists. Notably, the program has reached more than 20,000 girls.

Tracey is a founding board member of Philadelphia Start-up Leaders and a board member for Creating IT Futures, where she continues to advocate for female technologists. Tracey has demonstrated that she is a champion, a resource, and an evangelist for women in technology. Her goal to fill America’s workforce shortage with trained female technologists to make companies more competitive and women more empowered is inspiring. With the institutional support of Creating IT Futures, Tracey and TechGirlz staff are able to continue to focus on what they know and love - inspiring the future female workforce of tomorrow. We see a bright and more skilled and support young talent base in the industry’s future.

 

Tracey Welson-Rossman – Founder and Chairwoman at TechGirlz 

Tracey is a sought after expert, advisor and advocate for women in technology. She is co-founder and CMO of Philadelphia-based software development firm Chariot Solutions, founder of the Women In Tech Summit series, and founder and chairwoman of TechGirlz, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring middle school age girls to consider careers in technology. Tracey led TechGirlz’ acquisition by CompTIA’s tech workforce charity Creating IT Futures in 2019 to enable accelerated growth and expansion.