Women in technology—Africa

Photo courtesy of IVLP program

Photo courtesy of IVLP program

Divine NdhlukulaJuliana Rotich and Mariéme Jamme are a few inspirational African women at the forefront of technology and entrepreneurship. They are paving the way for other women in their countries. They are leaders in their communities who are helping initiate change and create greater prosperity. According to recent article in the New York Times, in 21st-century Africa, businesswomen are pushing into the national scenes of their countries as movers and shakers of industry.

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How to Apply for the TechWomen Program: Tips and Instructions


The TechWomen Emerging Leader application is now live!

This video provides detailed information regarding the TechWomen application process. Eligible candidates should watch the video in its entirety prior to applying for the TechWomen program.

The TechWomen Emerging Leader application deadline is February 22nd, 2013. For more information, please visit http://www.techwomen.org.


TEDxBayArea – Celebrating Global Women Entrepreneurs


Photo Courtesy of Tatyana Kanzaveli

“Do you have fire?” Desiree Burch asked the crowd. “Discover that fire – do not push it away. It is who you are!”

Desiree was one of many speakers at the TEDxBayArea Global Women Entrepreneurs Event held on December 1st at the LinkedIn Headquarters in Mountain View, CA.  The event featured talks by inspirational women and men encouraging women entrepreneurs to dream big and take risks. Arezoo Miot, TechWomen Program Officer, attended the event to connect with the local community of women entrepreneurs.

One of the main focuses of the event was to encourage women entrepreneurs. A number of the featured presenters spoke about the importance of following dreams, being persistent and believing in onesself in the face of adversity–all qualities the TechWomen program is looking for when selecting participants.

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TechWomen is accepting applications for the 2013 program from December 15th, 2012 – February 22nd, 2013