US offers African tech women Silicon Valley mentorship


TechWomenAre you a woman with a university degree and some 2 years professional experience in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)? This may be your chance to participate in a 5 week mentorship and professional exchange program at leading companies in the world’s leading hub of technology, Silicon Valley.  The program, called TechWomen, is a mentorship and professional exchange initiative by the US for emerging women leaders from selected countries in Middle East and Africa.


The website opened for applications on 15 December 2012 and will be open for applications until is 22 February 2013. To learn more about the eligibility so you (or someone you know) can apply  please click through to this url:

According to the TechWomen website, the initiative is part the US’s “smart power diplomacy“.

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