By Edwina Duenas, Communications Associate
Over the past two weeks, Emerging Leader and Mentor delegates traveled to Tunisia to participate in the second delegation trip for 2015. While official programming ended early, delegates learned much about the country and initiatives taking place to support women and girls. During the trip, the delegates participated in a wide range of activities, including:
- A cultural tour of Carthage and the North African American Cemetery and Memorial and visits to the Bardo Museum and Tunis Medina
- A Women’s Entrepreneurship for Sustainability (WES) Training of Trainers session in Hammamet, with breakout discussions on e-commerce, social media, innovation and risk-taking, developing businesses using technology, and marketing
- U.S. Embassy Briefing in Tunis
- A visit to the Institute Pasteur de Tunis to hear from women science researchers that use cutting-edge technologies in their work
- A green tech event hosted by the Maya Organization (founded by 2012 alumna Olfa Khelifi), which included an info session on the Tunisian Education and Resource Network (TEARN), presentation of green business plans by young women entrepreneurs and a TechWomen mentor panel on green technology
- Technology workshops at the Esprit Innovation Hub with the Youth for Science Foundation and Tunisian middle and high school girls, including past participants of TechGirls and Technovation. 2014 alumna Sabine El Kahi led a practical workshop of Kids Genuis, the hands-on technical and vocational program she developed to help stimulate
- A “Speed Geek” session, where alumnae shared how TechWomen inspired them to become entrepreneurs, transformed their career trajectories, and helped improve their organizations
We thank all those who supported TechWomen delegates throughout the trip. As we look forward to the 2015 program, TechWomen is invigorated and excited to continue empowering global women leaders.
To learn more about the 2015 delegation trip to Tunisia, please read the following blog posts.