Watch the video to see highlights from the TechWomen Initiative event Facebook hosted on June 9th. At the event, our team gave in-depth talks on Facebook engineering and IT culture and shared best practices for fostering innovation throughout the organization.
38 women leaders in technology from the Middle East and North Africa have been paired up with their Silicon Valley counterparts as part of the U.S. State Department’s international exchange program that uses technology as a means to empower women and girls worldwide.
Facebook engineers shared their experiences and knowledge at the event to welcome women leaders to the professional mentorship program. The aim of the TechWomen initiative is to increase mutual understanding between technology professionals in the U.S. and the Middle East and North Africa, and expand girls’ interest in tech-based careers by exposing them to women role models in the technology field.
Two of Facebook’s own engineers, Nora Mullaney, a software engineer, and research scientist Ming Hua, are participating as mentors for Ruba Abu Judeh, a digital and social media consultant from Jordan, and Eman Mousheir Ezzat, an information systems scientist from Egypt, who have joined Facebook for the 4 week educational exchange.