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Who we are

Inside GFT

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Leading with


Black & Brown Women in Mind

Girls For Technology is a black, woman-led organization focusing on holistic and immersive programming to catalyze economic empowerment for women of color. We provide crucial training, resources, technology, and support to develop entrepreneurs, cultivate leaders, and build wealth.

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Our 

Mission

To mobilize women and girls of color to improve economic mobility and catalyze systems change by providing programs that spark innovation and foster connections leading to a thriving future. 

 
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Our 

Vision

A society where women of color excel without barriers

 
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Our 

Values

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EMPOWERMENT

Take the Initiative. Own It, Make an Impact

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EMPATHY

Listen. Care Deeply. Choose Compassion

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AUTHENTICITY

Be You.

Keep It Real

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INNOVATION

Think Big.

Be Curious. Challenge Yourself. Disrupt.

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TENACITY

Be Persistent.

Find a Way.

Never Settle

 
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Girls For Technology is a social startup with 501(c)(3) non-profit status that develops innovative programs created to mobilize women of color, improve economic mobility, and catalyze systems change by providing the entrepreneurial training that sparks innovation to fosters connections.

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How we started

Founding Story:

Co-founded by Sabrina Tucker-Barrett and Anthony Barrett, Girls for Technology was established to propel underrepresented women and girls through educational attainment and pursuit of STEM careers and increase representation in tech and engineering fields where black and brown women and girls are not the majority.

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Meet The Founders

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Sabrina Tucker-Barrett

Visionary + Innovator + Advocate

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Sabrina M. Tucker-Barrett is one who embodies delivering servant-leadership, particularly in the areas of education, technology, and the growth of local ecosystems for entrepreneurs of color.

 

Hailing from New London, CT, Mrs. Tucker-Barrett is the Co-Founder and President of Girls For Technology, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to equipping the next generation of historically disadvantaged populations to make a difference in the STEM arena.

 

Having over a decade of public and private sector work and leadership experience plus a B.A. in Healthcare Administration from Charter Oak State College, Mrs. Tucker-Barrett navigated the trenches of being both an African-American and a woman in corporate America. Her experiences taught her what was lacking and inspired her to be forward-thinking in her approach to help others navigate the professional realm.

 

Since Girls For Technology’s inception in 2015, Tucker-Barrett has raised over $3 million in grant, foundation, corporate, and state support.

 

Due to her tireless efforts to serve others, Sabrina has received numerous professional accolades including being acknowledged by the Obama Administration’s White House Council on Women & Girls in recognition of her work on Inclusiveness in STEM Education for Youth of Color, and given honors by The Networks Journals 40 Under 40, 100 Women of Color, Connecticut Entrepreneurs and the Capital Community College – Barack Obama Awards. Featured in Yahoo Finance as 11 business owners to watch in 2021.

 

In addition to serving her community full-time through Girls For Technology, Inc., Mrs. Barrett currently serves on the Board of Directors of LAUNC[H], formerly known as Innovation Places, and the Advisory Committee for the National Center for Women & Information Technology-Connecticut Chapter, a board member of the Connecticut Children's Museum, and a member of Governor Ned Lamont Women and Girls council STEM

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Anthony G. Barrett

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Visionary + Ecosystem Architect

Anthony is the founder of BoysCode and co-founder of Girls For Technology, Inc (GFT). Anthony's work with GFT stems from his desire to ensure that all people have the same opportunity to achieve greatness regardless of their background or zip code. Anthony has spent a large part of his career building sustainable-youth development programs at scale and supporting historically marginalized populations in a variety of organizations.

 

Mr. Barrett earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Hartford. He also has an MBA from Springfield College. Barrett established the Wilson-Gray YMCA Best Buy Teen Tech Center, which connects adolescents with resources needed to thrive as professionals in technology-focused verticals. The Best Buy partnership was the first of its kind in the state of Connecticut.

 

Barrett's commitment is unquestionable, as he works daily to help equip the next generation of professional leaders. In 2013, the Hartford Business Journal named him a 40 Under 40 winner; in 2021, Yahoo Finance listed him as one of 11 business owners to watch. Barrett serves on several boards, including the boards of directors for Hartford's Camp Courant and Capital Community Foundation. He is also on the President's Community Advisory Council at the University of Hartford.