The TechWomen application deadline is just five days away closing on January 17 for 2017 applications.
Last year, the US Department of State announced that they were inviting applications for this initiative from interested Zimbabwean females in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to take part in a mentorship and exchange program to be held in San Fransisco.
By TechnoMag Reporter
The five week long program brings emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the United States.
“During the five-week program, participants engage in project-based mentorships at leading companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley,” said TechWomen.
“The 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.
“They’re looking for women who have demonstrated themselves as emerging leaders in their chosen profession, through their work experience, volunteer experience, community activities and education,” they said.
TechWomen empowers, connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities.