TechWomen is thrilled to announce the selection of the 2012 TechWomen Mentees! It is difficult to describe a group as dynamic as these talented women. Their interests are diverse, ranging from programming and entrepreneurship, to machine translation and solar energy, to even organic farming and mixed martial arts. They do, however, share a few things in common: a passion for technology, the desire to contribute to their communities, and a steadfast belief in the power of technology and innovation to transform the lives around them. We simply can’t wait for these TechWomen to electrify the tech world. Check out our infographic above for a short introduction to these extraordinary women.
Sukaina Al-Nasrawi, 2011 TechWomen Alumna
In the summer of 2011, TechWomen Mentee Sukaina Al Nasrawi passed the worldwide 2010 United Nations (UN) examination for recruitment to the professional category in web design/development. This is a highly competitive process within the UN Secretariat aimed at recruiting young, high-caliber professionals from around the globe. Sukaina, who is Iraqi and lives in Lebanon, ranked among the top candidates and was the only staff member at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) to pass the examination for 2010. Continue reading
TechWomen Mentees visit YouTube for the Innovative Leadership Workshop with Barbara Fittipaldi in June 2011.
This month marks one year since the inaugural class of TechWomen Mentees arrived in the United States. Thirty-seven emerging women leaders landed in San Francisco in June 2011 to begin a five-week journey through the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, DC. The TechWomen Mentees traveled to California from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and the Palestinian Territories. TechWomen Director Heather Ramsey reminisces, “There’s not a day that goes by this month that I am not thinking about the TechWomen who were here with us last June. They have left their mark on me, the TechWomen team and, of course, their Mentors and host companies. Fortunately, we are staying in touch and still see this past year as only the beginning of lifelong collaboration.” Continue reading