I believe in technology as a tool for change.
When I was little I didn't see anyone else like me...
when I was 12, I started teaching myself to code, I immersed myself in a vibrant digital game world, Neopets.
I'd spend late nights, copying and pasting HTML code, building websites from scratch.
One of my first websites was a tutorial site where other girls could learn from my copy and paste tutorials.
My Career In Tech
I took a big leap and became a Developer at a non-profit and shortly after decided to start my own. I found my passion teaching kids to code.
After a few years I knew I wanted to be a part of the 'bigger picture' of creating things in tech; I became a Product Manager.
In my spare time, I love doing yoga, barre, watching (really bad) crime TV shows and being a fur mom to an adorable little pup named Xena in NYC.
My mission is to educate and
encourage more women &
underrepresented People into tech.
How I can help
I'm here to demystify tech & live mindfully.
To give advice I wish I had when I was starting out in tech 7 years ago.
An introvert at heart, I know what it feels like to put yourself out there. It's hard.
I love bringing on guest experts onto The GeekGirlWeb Show™ who share their stories as entrepreneurs, creatives and technologists sharing their passions.
I enjoy speaking about tech+ STEM education, women in tech, entrepreneurship, tech career development and agile product management. I've give keynotes, talks and workshops at educational institutes globally.
I offer 1:1 and group coaching to help women reach their career goals. As well as masterminds to help bring long-term accountability and focus.
My speaking & teaching have brought me to...
10 countries and counting!
Awards & Recognition
I wanted to recreate the magic I felt when I was teaching myself to code as a kid.
Tech Crunch Disrupt Hackmaster
2015 AskMen's 'Top 99 Outstanding Women'
2013 U.S. White House 'Champion of Change' for Tech Inclusion from President Barack Obama
U.S. White House 'Champion of Change' for tech inclusion
from president Barack obama
2014 Glamour Magazine's 'Top 35 Women Under 35 Changing the Tech Industry'
2017 Crain’s Hispanic Executive & Entrepreneur Awards ‘Latino to Watch’
2017 Pacific Standard 'Top 30 Thinkers Under 30'
2016 Hispanicize 'STEM Star'
Interested in having me
speak at your event?
- Crain's New York: Crains's Custom Hispanic Executive & Entrepreneur Awards
- Bric: Re-Programming: The Future of Equity in Tech
- Rolling Stone: 'Neopets': Inside Look at Early 2000s Internet Girl Culture
- Inc. : These 15 Emerging Female Tech Executives Are Ones to Follow
- Pacific Standard: Rebecca Garcia's Code for Social Change
- Latinabusiness.us: Rebecca Garcia, co-founder, CoderDojo NYC
- ID Tech: Inspires Students to Dream BIG
- LADYPOINTS: Rebecca Garcia (Web Developer)
- Microsoft: Coding Outside the Classroom CoderDojo NYC Teaches Children Computer Science Fundamentals
- Tote Mag: Coder Who Cares
- MARC FISHER LTD Announces Real Women Role Models Ambassadors for #MAKEYOURMARC Program
- craigconnects: 6 Women Using Tech to Change the World
- Latina Magazine: April 2015 Issue
- Fashnerd: Women Who Dare
- AskMen's Top 99 Outstanding Women 2015 #67 Rebecca Garcia
- PC Magazine: Who Are the Most 'Outstanding' Women in Tech
- MTV: AskMen’s 99 Outstanding Women List
- Verizon: Women in Tech: Start Valuating Your Potential
- CodeNewbie Podcast: Ep. 21 'Teaching Kids to Code'
- OK, Intrnt: Meet Rebecca Garcia - Geek Girl on the Web!
- Glamour Magazine's 'Top 35 Women Under 35 Who Are Changing The Tech Industry'
- Forensic Outreach's 2014 50 Most Incredible Women in STEM
- Skillcrush: 35 Amazing Women In Tech To Follow On Twitter
- NY Times: How to Get Girls Into Coding
- American Express: Open Forum: Girl Power: The Next Generation of Women in Tech
- Geekettes: NYC Geekette of the Month
- U.S. White House: Champions of Change: Tech Inclusion
- U.S. White House: Honoring Tech Inclusion Champions of Change
- NBC Latino: A “Champion of Change” teaches free computer coding to youth
- NBC Today Education Nation: STEM Girls
- Forbes: A Million Girls Coming to a Computer Science Class Near You
- Huffington Post: ICT for Good — Unleashing Next Gen Innovations
- Trend Wolves: European Trend Report 2013
- GMA: White House honors Fil-Am 'Technology Evangelist' Rebecca Garcia
- Reaching for Greatness Guide: Meet Rebecca Garcia, Co-Founder of CoderDojo NYC and "Technology Evangelist"