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May 2015

International Women's Day, Special Edition - Make it Happen
Updates from IIE programs that are making it happen for women throughout the world.

December 2014

Women Enhancing Technology Year End Update

Center for Women's Leadership Initiatives Year End Update

October 2014

Celebrating STEM Leaders and Entrepreneurs
Update from programs managed by IIE's Center for Women's Leadership Initiatives

May 20, 2014

WeTech to Awards Seed Grants in Africa
WeTech to Award 17 Seed Grants to Support Women and Girls in Computer Science in Africa.

March 6, 2014

International Women's Day - Inspiring Change
Trish Tierney, Executive Director of IIE San Francisco writes about Inspiring Change.

February 7, 2014

WeTech to Build Pipeline to ICT Careers for Girls in India
Goldman Sachs and Qualcomm to take part in the Technovation Challenge "Inauguration Day" in Bangalore.

January 24, 2014

Nihal Fares Reveals the Secret to Silicon Valley's Success
Although Nihal Fares was already an entrepreneur in Egypt before participating in the 2013 TechWomen program, she said her experience taught her to become a better leader for her company and changemaker in her community.

December, 2013

WES Graduate Selected for Cherie Blair Foundation Mentoring Women in Business Programme
WES is excited to announce selection of the first WES graduate for the Cherie Blair Foundation Mentoring Women in Business Programme! Rana Ben Tiba from Sousse has been matched with Ilaria Russo, a Commercial Strategy Manager at

December 8, 2013

Bringing Silicon Valley to Kenya: Empowering Entrepreneurs and Young Talents
Rosemary Ochola, a 2013 TechWomen participant from Kenya, explains how she plans to leverage her learning from the TechWomen program at home.

November 1, 2013

Rachida Gannounis WES Journey
In August 2013, Rachida Gannouni, WES Graduate from Tunis, succeeded in securing her first large international contract with a client in Saudi Arabia. Rachida owns and manages a registered home-based sewing business specializing in work wear.

September 25, 2013

Women Enhancing Technology
A commitment to action launched at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting.

March 29, 2013

Women in the Global Economy: Authoring Chapters, Advancing Social Change
Trish Tierney, executive director of IIE San Francisco, is a featured author on the Clinton Global Initiative Blog.

March 21, 2013

New IIE Book Explores Women's Role in Driving Social and Economic Development
Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change explores the landscape of women's participation in the economy and the key role it plays in fueling economic growth by creating stable societies.

November 13, 2012

IIE's Center for Women's Leadership Initiatives Launches New Program for Women Entrepreneurs in Tunisia
The Institute of International Education (IIE) Center for Women's Leadership Initiatives is partnering with eight women-led organizations in Tunisia to deliver leadership, social media, e-commerce and entrepreneurship training to emerging and established women entrepreneurs throughout the country. The new program, Women's Enterprise for Sustainability (WES), is funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) of the U.S. Department of State.

October 25, 2012

New Partnership with Ann Arbor Public Schools
IIE and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. are excited to announce a new partnership with the Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) which will give secondary teachers and administrators at AAPS access to global educational leaders in Singapore, the country currently at the forefront of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives.

July 25, 2012

Women Impacting Climate Change
IIE San Francisco, through its Center for Women's Leadership Initiatives, was very pleased to host a panel discussion focusing on Women Impacting Climate Change on Monday, June 25th. Nineteen International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) participants from eighteen different countries attended the event, sharing experiences of their work on climate change from the grassroots to the government level.

May 25, 2012

IIE San Francisco Team Members Receive the International Learning Opportunity Award
Each year, the Institute of International Education offers competitive internal scholarships for IIE staff to attend a conference, workshop, or seminar abroad. As a global leader in the exchange of people and ideas, IIE established the International Learning Opportunity Award (ILOA) to provide these opportunities for its staff. This year, two IIE San Francisco team members received the ILOA and will attend conferences in Brazil and Indonesia.

February 16, 2012

IIE Prepares for the Annual Fulbright Enrichment Seminar (123 KB, PDF)
IIE West Coast Center Fulbright Services Team is gearing up for its annual Fulbright Enrichment Seminar, a three-day event sponsored and hosted by the U. S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) benefitting over 140 first-year Fulbright foreign students from over 60 countries.

February 15, 2012

Stories of Leadership Fellows: Aminu Gamawa
LDM Fellow, Aminu Gamawa, is focusing his efforts primarily in three northern Nigerian states, partnering with progressive Islamic leaders to help save the lives of women and give future generations a healthy start. In 2005, Aminu's mother died giving birth to her 10th child. Her death was preventable had adequate maternal healthcare been available.

November 2, 2011

The Institute of International Education Launches the IIE Center for Women's Leadership Initiatives
Doha, November 2, 2011—At the 3rd World Innovation Summit on Education in Doha today, the Institute of International Education announced the launch of the IIE Center for Women's Leadership Initiatives. The Center will build on IIE's existing work promoting gender equity, scaling up to provide more opportunities for women worldwide to pursue higher education, participate in cutting-edge training, mentorships and professional development and exchange programs.

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