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Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

Offer: TechWomen Mentorship and Exchange Program - US State Department

TECHWOMEN

Bringing the power of global business, technology and education together, the TechWomen Program will pair women in Silicon Valley with 38 of their counterparts in the Middle East and North Africa for a five-week professional mentorship and exchange program at leading technology companies beginning in the summer of 2011.

Using innovative technologies, cutting-edge content, and social networking tools, TechWomen will foster and develop the next generation of women leaders in the technology field by providing women and girls with the access and opportunity needed to pursue tech-based careers.

Application Deadline:
The application period has closed.

Eligibility Criteria:

* Two to five years of full-time professional experience in a technical field;
* Bachelor's or equivalent degree;
* Proficiency in written and spoken English;
* Citizen or permanent resident of Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, or the West Bank and Gaza at the time of application and while participating in the program.

Become a Mentor:
Program participants will be assigned both a technical mentor, who will provide guidance on the professional aspects of participant's work, and a cultural mentor, who will provide personal and cultural support. Both technical and cultural mentors will be selected from mentorship partner companies. The Application period for mentors is now open. Online applications must be submitted by March 25, 2011. For more information, visit the TechWomen website.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a mentor, please contact techwomen@iie.org or call the Institute of International Education at (415) 362-6520 x207.

TechWomen is administered by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.

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