TechWomen is a professional mentorship and exchange program.
Since its launch in June 2011, 419 women from Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Yemen and Zimbabwe have participated in the TechWomen program. In 2017, the program will expand to include Pakistan.
TechWomen is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, whose mission is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange that assist in the development of peaceful relations.
As mandated by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) works to build friendly, peaceful relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through academic, cultural, sports and professional exchanges, as well as public-private partnerships.
The companies, organizations and institutions of research and higher learning that partner with TechWomen are crucial to success. Partners are helping to build the TechWomen network, expand the global pipeline of women in STEM and inspire girls across the world. Every contribution, no matter how big or small, makes an impact.