On Being a TechWomen Mentor

Christie, Asal, and Sneha at Vista Solar

Guest post by Sneha Sriwastava, Professional Mentor Sneha was a Professional Mentor in the 2014 TechWomen program. Below is an excerpt of her account as a Mentor to Emerging Leader Asal Ibrahim from Jordan, originally published in LinkedIn Pulse. One sunny summer day the Director of … [Read more...]

CiscoLand: The Story of a TechWomen Emerging Leader

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Guest post by Hanane Lhannaoui, 2014 Emerging Leader from Morocco It is impressive how simple things can colour our lives. Things like the first “like” on our Facebook post, the first time we follower we have on Twitter, and the first time we recognize what a router looks like. I first … [Read more...]

Moving Beyond Bounds and Limits as a Woman in Green Technology


Guest post by Germaine Ashu, 2014 Emerging Leader from Cameroon The technology field, and certainly the green tech sector, is one of those sectors where women professionals make up a very small percentage. Now, thanks to the women pioneers in this sector, awareness has been created over the … [Read more...]

A TechWomen Cultural Mentor’s Perpective: My Friend, Let’s Change the World Together

TechWomen Welcome Orientation at Juniper Networks

Guest post by Ana Stojanovic, Cultural Mentor Ana was the Cultural Mentor to Emerging Leader Berverly Nyakutsikwa from Zimbabwe. Below is an excerpt of her experience mentoring in the 2014 program, originally published in neoanimas. Changing the World I feel fortunate to have been selected … [Read more...]

TechWomen Explore Our Nation’s Capitol

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Just one month ago, we were blogging about Emerging Leaders' first week in the San Francisco Bay Area. Flash forward, and now Emerging Leaders are in Washington, DC to meet with Assistant Secretary of State Evan Ryan @ECA_AS, @SheilaDCasey from the Office of Citizen Exchanges, United States Chief … [Read more...]

TechWomen 2014: Follow Your Dreams and Think Big


Guest post by Ouafae Alami, 2014 Emerging Leader from Morocco The TechWomen Experience: A Dream Come True Being selected in the 2014 TechWomen program has been a dream one true. One month already spent in Silicon Valley--the temple of technologies that every engineer dreams to visit--I can’t … [Read more...]

A Reflection on the First Two Weeks of TechWomen 2014


Guest post by Tarimin Kewa, 2014 Emerging Leader from Nigeria The long awaited day had arrived and I finally settled into my apartment in Silicon Valley following a very long trip from Jos, Nigeria. I met my wonderful  Moroccan roommate with whom I had been chatting on Facebook before arriving. … [Read more...]

Beyond the Mentorship: Emerging Leaders Explore the Bay Area and Beyond


For the past two weeks, Emerging Leaders have been hard at work at their mentorships developing their projects, meeting with leaders at their host company, attending conferences, and sharing insights with their Professional Mentors. However, the mentorship is just one part of the TechWomen … [Read more...]

Recap: TechWomen Community Event Through Tweets


Last night, hundreds of people "flocked" to Twitter Headquarters to attend the 2014 TechWomen Community Event on mentoring girls in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) fields. Located in the hub of technology and innovation in downtown San Francisco, the event was hosted by … [Read more...]

TechWomen Alumnae Organization Ushers in a New Era for the Global Network of Women Leaders

TechWomen Alumnae Organization members at the 2014 Welcome Orientation

Guest post by Jill Finlayson and Cecile Thirion, TechWomen Alumnae Mentors Without a doubt, right now is a very special time for TechWomen. We just wrapped up the TechWomen Orientation at Juniper Networks’ Aspiration Dome and welcomed a fourth generation of 78 Emerging Leaders from 16 … [Read more...]