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 is expanding to Central Asia in 2015! In addition to women leaders from 16 countries across Africa and the Middle East, TechWomen will include women from Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan in fall 2015. In the total, the program will host 99 women from 21 countries!
The TechWomen program began in 2011 and included women from Middle East and North Africa, before expanding to include women from Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013. We’re excited to connect women from Central Asia to their counterparts in the United States for the 2015 program! To learn more about the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, which administers TechWomen and other cultural exchange programs across the globe, visit http://eca.state.gov and tweet them at @ECAatState.