Letter to the TechGirls: Guest Blog Post

Guest post by Maysoun Ibrahim

Maysoun Ibrahim at the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing

Maysoun Ibrahim (third from right) at the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing. Maysoun won a TechWomen Change Agent Scholarship to return to the US for the conference.

Dear Techgirls,

I am happy to be given the opportunity to address you and share my thoughts with you. As a Techwomen 2011 alumna, I want you to know that your participation in this program will empower you in different ways and help you make the first few steps towards your future.

Being selected as TechGirls is an amazing achievement. It is a program that will not only build your technical skills, it will allow give an opportunity to expose US citizens to your culture and learn more about theirs. Continue reading

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Sukaina Al-Nasrawi: Motivated Arab Woman in Technology and 2011 TechWomen Alumna

Sukaina Professional Photo

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