High-Tech High Heels’ (HTHH) mission is to increase the number of girls graduating from high school and entering a college-level degree program in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM). We accomplish this by funding proven programs for educators and students that align with our mission, as well as our volunteer speakers’ bureau program that connects STEM professionals with local schools and events. HTHH is open to all who are interested in preparing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM professions.
Examples of programs that HTHH supports include Equity Training and STEM Career Workshops for Educators delivered by the National Association for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE), and Advanced Placement Physics Camps for high-school girls operated by Design Connect Create!. During the past 13 years, HTHH-funded programs have directly impacted thousands of educators and students across North Texas.
HTHH began as the Women of TI Fund in 2001, founded by 30 Texas Instruments (TI) women who were concerned with the low number of females graduating with technology related degrees. These women made personal contributions to establish a donor-advised fund at the Dallas Women’s Foundation. Today, Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT), a 501(c)(3), is the fiscal sponsor of High-Tech High Heels.