What is TechWomen?
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.
Fellow(s): Fellow inks partnership to train 50,000 in South Punjab – Ayesha Zaman
Project/Action: 000 in South Punjab"
Policy Area(s): Economic Impact, Entrepreneurship, Professional Development
Skills Todo, Pakistan’s premium skills-based e-learning platform, co-founded by fellow & CEO Ayesha Zaman Hammaad (Pakistan, 2022), has recently announced a partnership with Digital South Punjab aimed at strengthening the tech ecosystem in South Punjab, Pakistan by training 50,000 local students and professionals. Ayesha and her partner, COO Namra Nasyr, inked the agreement with Rizwan Majeed, Founder of Digital South Punjab and Director of Information Technology at Islamia University of Bahawalpur. Together, they believe that the partnership will raise awareness of the benefits of digital skills education in concert with academia and bring fruitful tech industry prospects to the region.Read More »
Ayesha has also recently accepted a role as a Startup Mentor for NewChip, an Austin, Texas-based online accelerator that provides founders with tools and skills to build, scale, and fund their startups.
Report Date: 12/05/2022
Fellow(s): Team recognized by BBC & Ambassador after seed grant win – Amara Dar, Sadaf Gul, Ramla Syeda Hassan, Syeda Sadaf Shah, Anum Sadiq and Shehnaz Zakia
Project/Action: "Team recognized by BBC & Ambassador after seed grant win"
Policy Area(s): Economic Impact, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sustainability, Professional Development
The fellows of Fall 2022 Team Pakistan, composed of Amara Dar, Sadaf Gul, Ramla Hassan Sadafi Shah, Anum Sadiq and Shehnaz Zakia, were recently featured in BBC News Urdu to acknowledge their having recently been awarded $3000 in seed grant funding for the impact project they developed during their TechWomen program.Read More »
The project, AGAHI, will be a mobile technology campaign aimed at raising climate change awareness in the wake of the devastating floods in Pakistan this summer.
In addition to being featured in BBC, the team also recently met with the Ambassador of Pakistan to the USA on 26th Oct. 2022 to discuss AGAHI shortly after the close of their TechWomen program in Washington D.C.
In the meeting, the ambassador expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the U.S. Department of State and ECA for providing opportunities for Pakistani women in STEM to excel through exchange programs. He also encouraged Team Pakistan to complete the project with full dedication, offering assurance of the Embassy of Pakistan’s support in the sustainable execution of the project and the development of future collaborations.
Report Date: 11/28/2022
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[email protected] Announcements from Secretary of State Antony Blinken
TechWomen celebrates ten year of impact and innovation at [email protected] on October 20, 2022. During this event, Secretary of State Antony Blinken laid the framework for the decade to come. TechWomen will be expanding in several ways over the next decade to expand the footprint of the program to new regions, connect deeper with the TechGirls program and connect our mentors and fellows in new ways.
[email protected] Celebration
Join us for a very special event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the TechWomen Program, its impact, and honor the dedicated community of individuals who share in its mission of empowering women and girls in STEM around the world. The event will highlight the contributions of our 1200+ mentor community, partner companies, program success stories, and share plans for the future. We will conclude the celebration by announcing this year’s Techwomen Emerging Leader seed grant winners! Many thanks to Juniper Networks for hosting the reception and celebration at their Aspiration Dome.
TechWomen Fall 2022 Pitch Day @ Waymo
Waymo is proud to host TechWomen’s Pitch Day. TechWomen is an exchange initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that empowers, connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in STEM from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East. At Pitch Day, groups of Emerging Leaders pitch their action plans for a chance to receive seed grant funding to jump-start implementation of their impact project.
Morocco Day 5: Day of Mentorship and Networking with Hello Women, DigiGirlz, TechGirls and Mohammed…
On the morning of Thursday March 2nd, the TechWomen delegation in Morocco collaborated … [READ MORE...]
Morocco Day 4: TechWomen delegation supports launch of Titrit mentoring platform and engages with…
On Wednesday, March 1, the TechWomen Delegation to Morocco found themselves back in the capital city … [READ MORE...]
Morocco Day 3: Celebrating 10 Years of TechWomen in Morocco…
On the morning of Tuesday, February 28, the delegation set off for Casablanca, the largest city in … [READ MORE...]
Morocco Day 2: Mentors Dive into U.S. Embassy and Exchange Alumni Impact and Form Focus Groups for…
On Monday, February 27, Day Two of the TechWomen Delegation to Morocco opened with a visit to the … [READ MORE...]
Highlights of Central Asia Women in Tech & Science Week, 25-30 MarchStartup Mix - April 11, 2019
The Girl Who Programs Artificial Intelligence – TechWomenShe is Nomad - November 14, 2018
TechWomen winners on using their skills to help Genocide survivorsThe New Times - November 14, 2018
Kazakh team wins TechWomen seed grant to address domestic violenceAstana Times - November 7, 2018
Podcast: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms Of DiscriminationU.S. Mission Nigeria - March 30, 2018