Saying “So What?” to Your Fears


When Ekemini Udofa was in high school, she noticed that she was often the only female in higher level courses for math and science—her favorite subjects. Being a woman of color added to Udofa's sense of isolation in these classes, and she began to feel discouraged. At one point, she even … [Read more...]

Professional Development Through Mentorship: 5 Quotes from 2013 Emerging Leaders


A cornerstone of the TechWomen program, the professional mentorship gives Emerging Leaders firsthand exposure to the innovative culture of Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area while also expanding the global network of women in technology to build a solid pipeline of STEM professionals … [Read more...]

Program Update: Summer Preview


Since the TechWomen delegation trips to Rwanda and Morocco, the selection process for the 2014 class of Emerging Leaders has been in full swing. Currently, all applications are being reviewed by industry leaders and country experts who help narrow down the list of applicants to move on to the next … [Read more...]

Relive the 2014 TechWomen Delegation Trips Through Tweets


Recently, TechWomen Mentors and Emerging Leaders met in Rwanda and Morocco alongside representatives from the U.S. Department of State to explore the thriving STEM ecosystem in Africa and the Middle East  and connect with women and girls to encourage them to pursue opportunities in the STEM fields. … [Read more...]

Day 6 in Morocco: Fostering a Global Society Through Cultural Exchange


This month, TechWomen Mentors, alumnae Emerging Leaders, and staff traveled to Morocco to meet with local technology leaders, female entrepreneurs, and students in science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM) fields. In addition to exploring the STEM professional landscape in Morocco, the … [Read more...]

Day 5 in Morocco: University Students Share Their Entrepreneurship Projects with TechWomen


Following a visit to Khalil Gibran School to mentor middle and high school students, the TechWomen delegation visited the National Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (INPT) (@direction_inpt) to meet with female university students to discuss entrepreneurship and careers in STEM. Located in … [Read more...]

Day 4 in Morocco: Guiding the Next Generation of Female Leaders in STEM


On Wednesday, March 12, the TechWomen delegation visited the Khalil Gibran School of Rabat, where Mentors and Emerging Leaders participated in breakout sessions to discuss STEM education and career planning with middle and high school students. They began the day with a warm welcome from Khalil … [Read more...]

Day 3 in Morocco: Building Global Networks with Women in Technology

Technopark 1

On Tuesday, March 11, TechWomen traveled to Casablanca to participate in the Women Entrepreneurs in Technology Conference.  After a festive lunch at Rick’s Café, members of the delegation arrived at Technopark (an information technology business complex) to learn about rising startups, hear from … [Read more...]

Day 2 in Morocco: TechWomen Visit Technopolis and the International University of Rabat

TechWomen at Technopolis

Following an enriching first day learning about Moroccan culture and reconnecting with alumnae, TechWomen spent day two visiting Technopolis (a technology park in Rabat) and the International University of Rabat. Delegates had the chance to learn about the technology sector in Morocco, and partook … [Read more...]

Day 1 in Morocco: TechWomen Reconnect in Rabat

TechWomen staff and mentors in Morocco

TechWomen staff, representatives from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and 20 Mentors from leading companies in the San Francisco Bay Area arrived in Morocco on Saturday, March 8 for the second of two TechWomen delegation trips to Africa and the Middle … [Read more...]