#ELoftheDay – Learn about the 2014 Emerging Leaders!

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It’s nearly mid-summer, which means we’re getting closer and closer to the start of the 2014 TechWomen program! Since July 14–which marked exactly 78 days before the program’s start–we’ve been counting down the days on our social media pages using the hashtag #ELoftheDay to feature a … [Read more...]

Seeing Technology in a Global Perspective in Rwanda

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Guest post by Tina Shakour, Cultural Mentor One of the most surprising things I experienced after participating in the TechWomen delegation trip to Rwanda in February was the number of people who asked about the trip and why I went. People were curious and asked many questions: Why was I … [Read more...]

The Global Reach of the TechWomen Delegation Trips

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Earlier this year, TechWomen Mentors, Emerging Leaders, and representatives from the U.S. Department of State traveled to Rwanda and Morocco for the 2014 delegation trips. Alongside having the option to travel to Washington, DC with the program in October, Cultural Mentors and Professional Mentors … [Read more...]

Become a TechWomen Cultural Mentor!

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The 2014 TechWomen Cultural Mentor Application is now open! TechWomen harnesses the power of two types of mentors: Professional Mentors and Cultural Mentors. Each Emerging Leader will be paired with both types of mentors in order provide the most enriching experience for participants both … [Read more...]

The TechWomen Network at a Glance

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It’s hard to believe that the TechWomen program is now in its fourth year! Since the program’s inception in 2011, TechWomen Emerging Leaders and Mentors have contributed tremendously to the growth of the global pipeline of women leaders in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics … [Read more...]

Helping Rwanda Become Africa’s IT Hub

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Guest blog by Eileen Brewer, Professional Mentor Eileen participated in the 2014 TechWomen Delegation Trips to Rwanda and Morocco. Below is an excerpt of her account of the trip to Rwanda in February, originally posted on the Symantec Corporate Responsibility in Action blog. While … [Read more...]

‘Let Your Spark Shine Bright Throughout This Experience!’ – An Open Letter to the 2014 TechWomen Emerging Leaders

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A few weeks ago, we announced the selection of the 2014 cohort of TechWomen Emerging Leaders. With fewer than four months to go before the program begins, the TechWomen community is energized by the upcoming program in October. TechWomen alumnae have already begun to share their advice with this … [Read more...]

Connecting Women for Social Entrepreneurship: TechWomen and LinkedIn

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Guest post by Amy Tang, Cultural Mentor Last October, Erica Lockheimer, Prachi Gupta, Shruthi Dathathri, Swasti Sharma, Veena Basavaraj and I participated in TechWomen, a mentorship and exchange program that brings emerging female leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and … [Read more...]

The Thrill of Spotting Potential TechWomen Emerging Leader Candidates in Rwanda

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Guest post by Evelyn Teo, Cultural Mentor In early February of this year, I had the honor of traveling on the TechWomen Delegation Trip to Rwanda. Our main goal was to encourage women and girls to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The trips also provide … [Read more...]

Apply to be a 2014 TechWomen Professional Mentor!

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Are you a woman working in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in the San Francisco Bay Area? Do you want to empower the next generation of women leaders in technology through professional exchange? Inspired to be a change-agent in the lives of women and girls on a global … [Read more...]