Applications for TechWomen 2019 have been opened to women with interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia and the Middle East with their professional counterparts in the United States for a mentorship and exchange program.
TechWomen is a program that strengthens participants’ professional capacity, increases mutual understanding between key networks of professionals, and expands girls’ interest in STEM careers by exposing them to female role models.
Applicants for the program must be women with, at the minimum, two years of full-time professional experience in the STEM field. They should have, at minimum a bachelor’s degree and proficiency in written and spoken English.
They must be citizens and permanent residents of Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan or Zimbabwe at the time of application and while participating in the program.
Applicants must be eligible to obtain a U.S. J-1 exchange visitor visa, not have applied for an immigrant visa to the United States (other than the Diversity Immigrant Visa, also known as the “visa lottery”) in the past five years and not hold U.S. citizenship or be a U.S. legal permanent resident.
TechWomen will cover costs for: round trip international airfare from participant home country to the United States, domestic airfare from San Francisco to Washington D.C, Housing in San Francisco or Sunnyvale, California during the mentorship period, Meals and incidentals, Hotel stay in Washington, D.C, Public transportation to the participant’s host company, and all local transportation to group program events.
The 2019 TechWomen application will close on January 16, 2019.Get the application form to apply
For further information, visit TechWomen website