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Teen Turn

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Teen Turn
FoundersJoanne Dolan and Niambh Scullion
Revenue63,229 Euro (2019) Edit this on Wikidata

Teen Turn is an Irish charity which encourages teenage girls to pursue careers in technology.[1]



Teen Turn is an Irish charity which was founded in 2016 by Joanne Dolan and Niambh Scullion with the aim of promoting technology and computer skills to girls in disadvantaged areas. It was first trialed in the summer of 2016 with 20 girls from five schools, and since has expanded to 18 schools and 30 tech companies.[2]



In particular the group aim to work with girls from communities with low uptake of university or third level education. They partner with technology and digital companies to provide work placements and mentoring.[3][4] They provide two week work placements.[5] The charity also run after school programs. Participants from this program in Limerick went on to win the BT Young Pioneer Award in 2018.[6] In 2018, Teen Turn partnered with The Digital Hub and Gaisce to take part in the Technovation Challenge.[7]


  • 2017 EU Digital Impact Organisation of the Year.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Initiative aims to get teenage girls into tech". RTE.ie. 11 August 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  2. ^ Gorey, Colm (31 July 2017). "Teen-Turn girls' work experience programme to go international in 2018". Silicon Republic. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  3. ^ Short, Eva (20 September 2018). "ACIA really wanted to be part of the Teen-Turn experience". Silicon Republic. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  4. ^ Reporter, Post (4 November 2018). "Leading for change: bringing gender equality to the fore | BusinessPost.ie". www.businesspost.ie. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  5. ^ Gorey, Colm (2016-04-18). "Teen-Turn programme to combat gender stereotypes in STEM". Silicon Republic. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  6. ^ O Donnabhain, Cal (18 June 2018). "2018 Finalists for BT Young Pioneer Award include Limerick teen girls who created a mental health tracker app. – Irish Tech News". irishtechnews.ie. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  7. ^ "The Digital Hub to host Technovation Challenge 2018". The Digital Hub. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  8. ^ "2017 European Ada Award Finalists Named – Digital Impact Award". digitalimpactaward.com. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  9. ^ Tannam, Ellen (2017-12-01). "Irish contestants scoop European Digital Girl of the Year prizes". Silicon Republic. Retrieved 2018-11-15.