Today, the U.S. Department of State announced that "TechWomen," our cutting-edge mentoring program is now accepting applications from American women in the technology sector to serve as professional and cultural mentors. Beginning today, candidates may apply at www.techwomen.org/get-involved/.
TechWomen is an international exchange that fuses technology and mentoring as a means to empower women and girls worldwide. Launched last year by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, TechWomen builds on her vision of "smart power" diplomacy. It embraces the full range of diplomatic tools, in this case technology, to bring people together for greater understanding and empower women and girls worldwide.
In September 2012, these American "TechWomen" will mentor 42 women from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, and Yemen during a five-week program at U.S.-based technology companies in Silicon Valley and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Click here to learn more about serving as a TechWomen mentor.
Following the U.S. portion of the exchange, U.S. mentors will travel to Jordan and Tunisia to conduct workshops and follow-on training for women in the technology sector and young girls who have expressed an interest in pursuing a tech-based career.
Stay tuned for updates via @TechWomen on Twitter.