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. Highlights from the trip to Rwanda included engaging with female entrepreneurs at innovative start-ups in Kigali and visiting the Mayange Millennium Village’s Connect To Learn facility, which provides female students technology training, education, and hands-on practice. In Morocco, members of the delegation visited many of the country’s cultural sites in the cities of Rabat, Casablanca, and Fez, spoke with female high school and university students about STEM careers, and exchanged ideas with female technology professionals at the Women Entrepreneurs in Technology Conference.
The delegation trips are a key component to the TechWomen program, and help the program come full-circle with reciprocal cultural exchange. The visits to Rwanda and Morocco strengthened TechWomen’s network while reconnecting alumnae with one another, and left Mentors excited about working with the next class of Emerging Leaders in October. During the trips, delegates shared their experiences through the #TWrwanda and #TWmorocco Twitter hashtags. Our favorite tweets, photos, and videos from the delegation trips are highlighted below.
— Julie Baher (@jarber) February 3, 2014
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