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...]

TechWomen is Expanding to Central Asia in 2015!


Yesterday at the 2014 TechWomen Welcome Orientation, Emerging Leaders and Mentors met for the first time to kick off this year's program. During the event, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan made an exciting announcement: the TechWomen program … [Read more...]

TechWomen 2014: Week One Scrapbook

TechWomen at Mozilla SF

Throughout the past week, 78 Emerging Leaders from 16 program countries in Africa and the Middle East arrived in the United States to begin project-based mentorships at innovative host companies in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The first week of the 2014 program has already been filled great … [Read more...]

Get to Know the 2014 TechWomen Emerging Leaders


Next week, 78 incredible women leaders from Africa and the Middle East will arrive in the United States to begin project-based mentorships at leading companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Eager to learn more about this talented group of women in STEM? Check out the new “Meet 2014 TechWomen … [Read more...]

Thank You Host Companies of 2014!

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As we prepare to launch TechWomen in less than two weeks, we would like to spotlight all of this year’s host companies. We’re excited for the Emerging Leaders to begin their project-based mentorships at these innovative companies across the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Without the … [Read more...]

Taungana STEM Career Expo Empowers Girls Through Education and Opportunity


How do you build up the next generation of women in STEM? By increasing girls’ exposure to STEM education. The TechWomen Seed Grant initiative Taungana did just that at their recent STEM Career Expo, which took place last month in Johannesburg, South Africa. What is a Seed Grant? Following the … [Read more...]

Program Update: Fall Preview


Since our last program update in April, the TechWomen team at IIESF has been hard at work preparing for the arrival of the next cohort of Emerging Leaders. Participants were selected in June, and TechWomen Mentor applications opened earlier this summer. With Emerging Leaders arriving in just over a … [Read more...]