First Day in Casablanca

Guest Post by Katy Dickinson

TechWomen with Association MOUASSAT

The TechWomen delegation in Morocco had a full and interesting day today in Casablanca and Mohammedia. Our day started early, so we got to watch produce being sold in the neighborhoods from tiltcarts. It is surprising to see sheep, cows, horses, and donkeys grazing and wandering around on city streets. We had one herd of sheep cross the freeway in front of our bus – with the shepherd throwing smalls stones at the last sheep while he caught the one which was refusing to cross.

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TechWomen 2011 Mentor Delegation to Morocco

TechWomen at Conference

The TechWomen Mentor Delegation will travel to Morocco between October 15 – 22 to participate in targeted meetings, networking events, and a Women in Tech Conference. Alongside the Moroccan and Algerian Mentees, the U.S. Delegation, made up of women from Silicon Valley tech companies, will take part in and lead workshops aimed at encouraging young girls and women to consider career opportunities in technical fields. Delegates will present at schools and universities in Marrakech, Rabat and Mohammedia, at NGOs and social enterprises, and will meet with women entrepreneurs, leaders, and the first woman Mayor of Marrakech.

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