This post is our last entry on this site. The official blog of the TechWomen program has moved to www.techwomen.org/blog, as a built-in component of our redesigned website. Please visit our new blog for future posts and updates on program happenings.
Here’s a sneak peek at our new website!
After months in development, we are ecstatic to finally announce the launch of our new website at www.techwomen.org. We have completely revamped and re-coded our website to make it simpler to navigate, more visually appealing, and more engaging. More than anything, we hope our new website enables you to really get to know our program, its mission, and the extraordinary people involved.
We truly hope you enjoy exploring our new website. Please check it out and feel free to send us comments or any feedback you have here!
Are you passionate about empowering the next generation of women in science, technology, engineering, and math? Join the TechWomen network and be part of a global diplomacy effort to support women in STEM from Africa and the Middle East! Continue reading →
Guest post by Trish Tierney, executive director of the Institute of International Education San Francisco
In September 2011, I had the good fortune to participate in the first-ever Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women in the Economy Summit. This historic event was driven by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and like so many initiatives launched during her time in office, it was designed not only to inspire, but to spur action for change. As I listened to Secretary Clinton and other dynamic speakers–women who had achieved the highest levels of success and impact in business, government, and civil society–the idea for a book was born. Continue reading →
The TechWomen Professional Mentor Application is now open! We are seeking women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) working at companies in the San Francisco Bay Area to mentor emerging women leaders from the Middle East and Africa. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2013.
Apply to become a Professional Mentor:
Inspire emerging women leaders to become change agents in their communities
Build relationships with professional women across the world
Gain cross-cultural perspective on aspects of your daily work
Give back and share your experiences with others
What is a TechWomen Professional Mentor?
A Professional Mentor is a TechWomen volunteer who works closely with an Emerging Leader to help her grow and thrive professionally. The Mentor coaches the participant on a mutually beneficial project at the Mentor’s company during the month of October 2013 and provides daily guidance and feedback on her work. Professional Mentors will be matched with one Emerging Leader.
TechWomen Mentors have the opportunity to attend many TechWomen events in the San Francisco Bay Area, travel to Washington, D.C. in November 2013 to visit the U.S. Department of State, and travel to the Middle East and Africa for the TechWomen delegation trips in winter 2014.
Are there mentoring opportunities if I don’t work in STEM or cannot host a participant at my company’s site?
Yes! TechWomen Emerging Leaders are also matched with a Cultural Mentor. To learn more about becoming a Cultural Mentor, please visit our website. The TechWomen Cultural Mentor Application will open on June 1, 2013.
After a rich and memorable week of professional meetings, I came home and reflected on my time in Jordan with the TechWomen delegation. As a Program Officer for the program, I was honored and fortunate to participate alongside mentors from the United States and emerging leaders from across the Middle East and North Africa on a ten-day adventure in Jordan, including Amman, Irbid, Koura, the Dead Sea, and Petra.
With a packed schedule, each day was filled with opportunities to learn about the digital environment in Jordan and the greater Arab region. Companies such as Yahoo, HP, Palma, and N2V opened their doors and candidly spoke of the opportunities and challenges before them. We heard pitches from ambitious female technopreneurs eagerly seeking funding to grow their online platforms. While Silicon Valley may be at the center of tech innovation, countries such as Jordan are quickly becoming industry leaders in their own right.