TechWomen program for emerging leaders 2019, an initiative of The U.S department. Be the first to apply!

Are you a woman interested in science? This Techwomen program to be held in the U.S is for you.

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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. Through mentorship and exchange, TechWomen strengthens participants’ professional capacity, increases mutual understanding between key networks of professionals, and expands girls’ interest in STEM careers by exposing them to female role models.

TechWomen eligibility

Applicants must:  Be women with, at the minimum, two years of full-time professional experience in the STEM fields. To have, at the minimum, a bachelor’s degree/four-year university degree or equivalent. Be proficient in written and spoken English.

Countries’ origin :

They must 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.

Applicants must be eligible to obtain a U.S. J-1 exchange visitor visa, not 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 five years and not hold U.S. citizenship or be a U.S. legal permanent resident.

Applicants’ capacity

Applicants are called to demonstrate themselves as emerging leaders in their chosen professional track through their work experience, volunteer experience, community activities, and education. They are committed to returning 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 and demonstrate a willingness to participate in exchange programs, welcome opportunities for mentoring and new partnership development, and exhibit confidence and maturity.

Profits for participants

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 Experience

During the program, Emerging Leaders will work closely with their Professional Mentors to design meaningful projects while exploring the San Francisco Bay Area with their Cultural Mentor and fellow program participants. 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 and inspire the next generation of women and girls in their home countries

Application deadline

The 2019 TechWomen application will close at 09:00am PST (GMT-08:00) on January 16, 2019. Get the application form to apply

For further information, visit TechWomen website

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