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TechWomen Emerging Leaders Programme For Women In Technology

September 08, 2015

Eligible fields  Technology

Type of fellowship  Project mentoring, workshops, networking events, meetings, final conference. TechWomen empowers the next generation of women leaders in the technology field by bringing together women in Northern California with their counterparts in the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa for a professional mentorship and exchange program at leading technology companies. The TechWomen initiative identifies emerging leaders with expertise in technology to attend a five-week program that includes project-based mentorships at leading companies in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. The women also attend workshops, networking events, a conference, and meetings in Washington, D.C. Participants are women in professional careers that require significant knowledge of, and skill in technology. “Technology” should be interpreted broadly to include – but not be limited to – the fields of science, education, and business.

Target group  Women from LDCs (Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya,  Morocco, Nigeria, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Yemen, or Zimbabwe)

Age limit  None

Host info  California (USA)

Duration  5 weeks + distance activities for 1 year

Number of awards given each year  No set number

Eligible costs

• roundtrip airfare home country-USA

• airfare San Francisco-Washington

• housing in San Francisco during the mentorship, Hotel in Washington

• meals and incidentals

• ground transportation to the participant’s host country

• local transportation to program events

Non eligible costs

• independent sightseeing and cultural events

• non program-related domestic or international travel

• US J-1 exchange visitor visa

Amounts  Not specified