We are less than a week away from the launch of our annual TechWomen program, and we are excited to introduce our dynamic 2023 Emerging Leaders!
From September 20 to October 26, TechWomen welcomes 100 emerging women leaders in STEM from the Middle East, Africa, and South and Central Asia to spend five weeks in the U.S. engaging in professional mentorship, cultural immersion and impact coaching with U.S. based counterparts in STEM.
As announced via telecast by U.S. Secretary of State Antony S. Blinken during last year’s TechWomen@10 anniversary event, TechWomen is undergoing a five-point expansion over the coming years, starting in 2023 with the widening of our U.S. footprint from San Francisco Bay to Chicago, Illinois.
78 emerging leaders from Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Zimbabwe will journey west to the San Francisco Bay Area, birthplace of Silicon Valley. 22 emerging leaders from Algeria, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tunisia and Uzbekistan will head north to Chicago, the largest city in America’s heartland and a pioneer in manufacturing, agriculture and STEM.
The 2023 program is also forging a greater connection between TechWomen and TechGirls, The U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ youth-focused international tech exchange program. Houa Seghouani of Algeria and Khadija Bencekri of Morocco will be the first of many to cross the bridge from TechGirls to TechWomen.
Watch our “Meet the TechWomen 2023 Emerging Leaders” video, then check out our #ELoftheDay campaign on Instagram, X/Twitter and Facebook, where you will find short introductions and biographies of the Emerging Leaders starting their #techwomen23 journey.