Applications are invited from women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East for the 2019 TechWomen Program.
TechWomen empowers, connects and supports the next generation of women
leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from
Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East by providing them
the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their
dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities
Application Deadline: January 19, 2019
women with, at minimum, two years full-time professional experience in
the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Please note
that internships and other unpaid work experience does not count toward
the two-year professional experience requirement.
- Have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree/four-year university degree or equivalent.
- Be proficient in written and spoken English.
- Be citizens and permanent residents of Algeria,
Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya,
Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra
Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan or
Zimbabwe at the time of application and while participating in the program.
- Be eligible to obtain a U.S. J-1 exchange visitor visa.
have applied for an immigrant visa to the United States (other than the
Diversity Immigrant Visa, also known as the “visa lottery”) in the past
- Not hold U.S. citizenship or be a U.S. legal permanent resident.
Preference will be given to applicants who:
themselves as emerging leaders in their chosen professional track
through their work experience, volunteer experience, community
activities and education.
- Are committed to return to their home countries to share what they have learned and mentor women and girls.
- Have limited or no prior experience in the United States.
- Have a proven record of voluntary or public service in their communities.
- Have a demonstrated track record of entrepreneurialism and commitment to innovation.
a willingness to participate in exchange programs, welcome
opportunities for mentoring and new partnership development, and exhibit
confidence and maturity.
The following costs are covered by the TechWomen program:
- Roundtrip international airfare from participant home country to the United States
- Domestic airfare from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.
- Housing in San Francisco or Sunnyvale, California during the mentorship period
- Meals and incidentals
- Hotel stay in Washington, D.C.
- Public transportation to the participant’s host company
- Local transportation to group program events in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.
the moment the Emerging Leaders arrive, they are immersed in the
innovative, constantly evolving culture of Silicon Valley and the San
Francisco Bay Area. Emerging Leaders work closely with their
Professional Mentors to design meaningful projects while exploring the
San Francisco Bay Area with their Cultural Mentor and fellow program
TechWomen Emerging Leaders will:
- Challenge themselves with new questions and concepts
- Collaborate with like-minded women in their fields on an innovative project
- Network with influential industry leaders
- Discover their own innovative leadership style
- Create meaningful friendships with women from all over the world
- Explore the diverse communities of the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.
- Inspire the next generation of women and girls in their home countries
How to Apply for TechWomen Program.
Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should apply by clicking “HERE“.