What is TechWomen?
TechWomen empowers, connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South 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.
What does the program entail?
During the five-week TechWomen program, participants:
- 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
- Develop an action plan within their country cohort to address a socioeconomic challenge in their community
- Travel to Washington, DC, for targeted meetings and special events at the U.S. Department of State