The TechWomen Mentor Delegation will travel to Morocco between October 15 – 22 to participate in targeted meetings, networking events, and a Women in Tech Conference. Alongside the Moroccan and Algerian Mentees, the U.S. Delegation, made up of women from Silicon Valley tech companies, will take part in and lead workshops aimed at encouraging young girls and women to consider career opportunities in technical fields. Delegates will present at schools and universities in Marrakech, Rabat and Mohammedia, at NGOs and social enterprises, and will meet with women entrepreneurs, leaders, and the first woman Mayor of Marrakech.
In collaboration with the Al Akhawayn Alumni Association, TechWomen will host a Women in Tech Conference on October 21st at Technopark in Casablanca where delegates will lead trainings and presentations and participate in panels focused on women’s advancement in technical fields. The six and a half days of in-country programming will focus on expanding networks of technical women in program countries, creating and strengthening partnerships, and ensuring the sustainability of Mentor/Mentee relationships. The visit will also contribute to recruitment efforts for the 2012 class of TechWomen Mentees.