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.
First official day of volunteer work with the TechWomen for the U.S. Department of State Delegation to Jordanwas incredible. Many of us began Monday morning sleep deprived and jetlagged, however it didn’t take long for the excitement, inspiration, joy and love for the work that we were doing in Jordan to re-energize us. The agenda was packed with a visit to N2V, a technology investment holdings company, followed by visits to different companies, then presentations at Amman Tech Tuesdays (yes, Tech Tuesday happened on a Monday).It turned out to be a day of learning what Entrepreneurship and ICT (Information Communications Technology) mean for the people of Jordan and sharing our knowledge of technology, resources and connections.
Rami Al-Karmi kicked us off with presentations and pitches from local entrepreneurs in Jordan, followed by talking about what N2V does, and allowing us to ask questions. He was such a good sport when he was grilled on how he planned to provide strategy and support for women in technology and even offered to setup an online network where women can contribute and facilitate technical discussions, collaboration and strategy for the advancement of women. Kudos to Rami!
Recently, women and girls across the globe have been asking us for advice on launching successful careers in STEM and advancing their young professional careers to the next level.
Although we generally loathe dwelling on the woulda, coulda, shoulda moments in life, we can’t deny that sometimes, hindsight can be a very insightful form of wisdom. What better way to prepare for the future than learning from the experience of others?
In an effort to tap into the secrets of remarkable women with successful careers in STEM, we reached out to the TechWomen community of past emerging leaders, mentors, female tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, investors and role models through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and asked, “What career advice would you give to your younger self?”
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – U.S. Author, Mark Twain
Calling women around the world!
Calling leaders in technology!
Calling dreamers and adventurers!
We are currently seeking candidates for the next cohort of TechWomen Emerging Leaders from across the Middle East and Africa. We invite you to apply for the fall 2013 program. The application deadline is less than a month away.