TechWomen Emerging Leaders are making the Bay Area world their classroom by learning about professional and cultural practices in the United States. However, the emerging leaders are not the only ones gaining experience and knowledge. “I am learning more from them,” said one mentor who is a VP of a well-known technology company.
Cultural immersion has proven to be an effective method to achieve tolerance, understanding and remove preconceived notions about races and cultures. This week, the TechWomen Emerging Leaders continued their second week of project-based mentorships at host companies. Their days have been packed with meetings with high-level executives from numerous technology companies, and their evenings have been bustling with cultural activities. Most importantly, through dialogue and conversation they have been able to both teach and learn.