Applications are ongoing for the 2020 edition of TechWomen. The program is aimed at women leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
TechWomen is an initiative of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs launched in 2011. It provides women access to opportunities that advance their careers in STEM. The program entails mentorship by female role models to strengthen professional capacity.
TechWomen is a five-week program that gives participants access to networks, resources, and project-based mentorship opportunities. It aims to enable participating women and girls to reach their full potential in the tech industry.
TechWomen participants are selected based on the country of origin, professional experience, educational qualification, etc. Applications are reviewed by independent selection committees composed of industry leaders and regional experts. The semifinalists may be interviewed by United States Embassy personnel in their country of permanent residence.
The application for the 2020 program closes on 15th January 2020, followed by a final selection in May 2020. The program will be held between September and October of the same year. To learn about the eligibility criteria and procedure for application, clickhere.
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