What Career Advice Would You Give to Your Younger Self?

Anar4Recently, 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?

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TechWomen Mentees Reconnect at E-Mediat Networking Conference in Jordan

ImageLast month, E-Mediat hosted the “New Media for the Networked NGO” conference in Jordan to celebrate the conclusion of its 18-month program. Since its inception, E-Mediat has equipped over 220 NGOs in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia with the capacity and skills to use social media to effectively advance their missions. The conference highlighted the remarkable and inspiring work of the participant NGOs and provided them with the opportunity to share valuable insights they gained from the E-Mediat program. Continue reading

Meeting TechWomen at Grace Hopper

Guest post by Arezoo Miot

Heather and me at the Google photo booth!

Having fun at the Google photo booth at Grace Hopper. Heather Ramsey pictured on left, and that's me on the right!

I joined the TechWomen team in October as the new Program Officer and it has been an amazing experience. I’m lucky to work on a program that I believe in, doing work that I love. I get to use social media every day and strategize on communications plans, work with an amazing team to develop and implement our work plan, and day dream about September when the new cohort of technical women from the Middle East and North Africa will come to Silicon Valley to begin their project based mentorships. Continue reading