What is TechWomen?
TechWomen empowers, connects, and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities.
Through mentorship and exchange, TechWomen strengthens participants' professional capacity, increases mutual understanding between key networks of professionals, and expands girls' interest in STEM careers by exposing them to female role models.
TechWomen is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).
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What does the program entail?
During the five-week TechWomen program participants:
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- Engage in project-based mentorships at leading companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley
- Participate in professional development workshops and networking events
- Travel to Washington, D.C. for targeted meetings and special events at the U.S. Department of State