Correspondent: Alam Bains
Techwomen is an initiative of the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a professional mentor-ship and exchange programme that identifies 38 women who are emerging leaders in technical fields in Muslim communities in the Middle-East and North Africa region and brings them to United States for a five week, project-based mentoring programme at leading technology companies in the Silicon Valley.
TechWomen strengthens participants’ professional capacity, expands and diversifies networks of technology professionals in the Middle East and North Africa region, fortifies partnerships between the U.S and the chosen region and expands their interest in tech-based careers by exposing them to role models in the technology field.
Mentorship participants are selected from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, West Bank and Ghaza and some of the companies supporting TechWomen include Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Cisco Systems, IBM, Intel, AT&T, HP, Microsoft Corporation and Twitter among others.
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