TechWomen Mentorship Program: TechWomen brings emerging women leaders
in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from the
Middle East and Africa together with their counterparts in the United
States for a professional mentorship and exchange program.
Prior to arrival in the San Francisco Bay Area, each TechWomen Emerging Leader is paired with a Professional and a Cultural Mentor.
Each mentor has a unique role in supporting the Emerging Leader throughout her time in the United States.
TechWomen is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).
TechWomen is managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
IIE arranges all Emerging Leader travel, housing and other logistics.
These costs are covered by the program. Emerging Leaders also receive a weekly stipend for other essential costs such as food and transportation.
TechWomen Mentorship Program - Professional Enrichment
Each Emerging Leader is paired with a Professional Mentor who works closely with the participant to design and implement a mutually beneficial project at the host company.
The Professional Mentor offers guidance and support throughout the mentorship. Emerging Leaders also participate in professional enrichment activities that include leadership and entrepreneurship workshops, technology seminars and networking events.
TechWomen Mentorship Program - Cultural Enrichment
Each TechWomen Emerging Leader is paired with a Cultural Mentor who facilitates activities to deepen mutual understanding and help the participant acclimate to the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley culture.
Past activities have included sightseeing, art exhibits, sporting events, and visits to local universities.
Participants will also have the opportunity to tour national landmarks while in Washington, D.C.
TechWomen Mentorship Program - An applicant must
Preference will be given to applicants who:
For more information and application materials, see: TechWomen Mentorship Program