Meet 2011 Cultural Mentor, Fabiola Addamo

Fabiola AddamoFabiola Addamo, a 2011 Cultural Mentor, is profiled in the post below originally published in the Yahoo! Developer Network blog. It’s great insight into her experience at Yahoo! and working to empower women in technology.

Are you interested in mentoring women and passionate about bridging cultures together? Apply to be a TechWomen Mentor by May 15, 2012 to be included in the first round of Mentor application review. Applications received after May 15 will be considered on a rolling basis. Continue reading

Expanding Networks and Creating Friendships

Maryann and Afnan

“This group of women—hands down, all of the women I came into close contact with —know who they are as women,” Maryann explains in describing her impression of the TechWomen 2011 Mentees. “They know who they are as Muslim women. They know who they are professionally. And there’s no conflict.” She found this both admirable and eye-opening. Continue reading

TechWomen 2012 – The Adventure Begins

Guest post by Heather Ramsey

TechWomen Closing Gathering

TechWomen Mentees at closing event hosted by Google in Mountain View, CA

Happy New Year! Reading world news headlines each day, it is clear that this is a particularly momentous and pivotal time in history to be a woman. It is a time when women need to come together across borders and cultural barriers. TechWomen affords everyone involved a truly unique and invaluable opportunity to build lifelong friendships and ties. The TechWomen program is not just about technology, professional skills and leadership development. It is also about cultural understanding and exchange. TechWomen Mentors are extraordinary top-notch professional women living in the San Francisco Bay Area who generously volunteer their time because they want to build long lasting connections with our sisters in the Middle East and North Africa. They also want to contribute to the development of a strong cadre of women leaders in technology fields now and into the future. Continue reading