TechWomen: Professional Mentorship and Exchange Program – 2013 Application Opens 15th December

Posted on 20/12/2012


The TechWomen program will identify approximately 80 women who are emerging leaders and entrepreneurs working in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) from the Middle East & Africa for a five-week program in the fall of 2013, including mentorships and professional exchanges at leading companies in Silicon Valley, California, concluding with workshops, networking events and meetings in Washington, D.C.

For more information and eligibility requirements please visit: The application deadline is February 22nd, 2013.

Applicants from the following countries are invited to apply: Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tunisia, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please visit our website:, including Frequently Asked Questions: Please feel free to reproduce and distribute the attached flier at the following link:

About TechWomen

Harnessing the power of business, technology and innovation, TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in STEM fields from the Middle East and Africa together with their counterparts for a professional mentorship and exchange program at leading companies in Silicon Valley, California.

Launched by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2011, TechWomen builds on her vision of “smart power diplomacy” embracing the full range of diplomatic tools, including technology, to bring people together for greater understanding and to empower women and girls worldwide.

TechWomen is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The Department of State is partnering with the Institute of International Education (IIE) to implement this program. Please contact us by email at with any questions you may have.

“TechWomen introduced me to many role models for women working in the technical field; I was so inspired when meeting with them. TechWomen also gave me to opportunity to visit the US for the first time. It was so different to visit the place, directly interacting with the people, rather than hearing about the culture from a distance. Thank you TechWomen, I had some of the happiest days ever in life because of you!” – 2012 Participant from Egypt

Source: – US Embassy Newsletter