Wednesday, December 7, 2016

TechWomen 2017 Calls for Applications

The US Department of State has announced that it is accepting applications for its TechWomen program. With the need to grow the presence and active contribution of women in technology, TechWomen is an initiatve designed to enhance the capacity and capabilities of emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 

The gender divide in STEM leadership is an issue militating against the use of ICTs and related technologies to achieve inclusive growth and sustainable development. It is absolutely important that women in such roles, who are the main actors, engage with each other and share ideas and experiences.

Not only does TechWomen provide selected candidates with a mentorship and exchange program, it also brings them together and connects these emerging women leaders from Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East with their professional colleagues in the United States.  Based in San Francisco, it is a five week program that provides participants with opportunities to engage in project-based mentorships at leading companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

This yearly program seeks global impact through significant outcomes in the regions mentioned. To this end, specific nations in these regions have been chosen for this purpose.

Qualified citizens are invited from such countries. Specifically, the notice from the organizers states “2017 program will include 100 women from the following countries: Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe”.

It isn’t a program for newcomers, but is instead for women who are emerging as leaders in their profession. Beyond being knowledgeable and experienced, it is expected that candidates will possess a sense of responsibility and initiative, as well as visionary traits. Their leadership attributes will be assessed through their work experience, volunteer experience, community activities and education.

The notice from TechWomen indicates that applications for the 2017 program will be received until January 17, 2017.

Interested? Qualified? For More Details and Information, Please follow this link 

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