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Offer: Apply to be a TechWomen Emerging Leader!

The 2014 TechWomen Emerging Leader application is now open!

The deadline to apply is 23:59 Cairo time, Monday, February 10, 2014.

Follow this link for more info: https://www.techwomen.org/participants/eligibility-and-application

About TechWomen

"TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the United States for a mentorship and exchange program. TechWomen provides participants access to networks, resources, and knowledge to empower them to reach their full potential.

During the five-week program, participants engage in project-based mentorships at leading companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, participate in professional development workshops and networking events, and travel to Washington, D.C. for targeted meetings and special events to conclude the program.

Over the last two years, seventy-eight women from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, and Yemen participated in TechWomen. The 2013 TechWomen program has expanded to include women from Cameroon, Kenya, Libya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Zimbabwe."

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Hideko N.'s picture

Enlighten Me!

This is where I have had problems all along. I have associates in Africa and cannot communicate with them smoothly. I have started women's writing course for them but they cannot keep up. They are using mobile telephones and do not have access to Internet. This means that they don't have skype. How would that be possible without consistant electricity? One associate in Nigeria got computer virus attack from unknown sources. There are government intervention to mess up the system. Those who really need help are exploited by the system. They need help calliing me every now and then. My heart goes toward them but cannot do too much. Will you let me know how I participate the program? What is the condition? I'd be very happy if you can solve this problem. Thank you.

Hideko N.
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Emily Garcia's picture

Hello Hideko, Here is a link

Hello Hideko,

Here is a link to the eligibility requirements for participation in this program: https://www.techwomen.org/participants/eligibility-and-application

In the eligibility requirements it states that women participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the following countries: Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tunisia, Yemen, or Zimbabwe.

So, I don't know that you would fit this specific requirement, but perhaps you know someone in Nigeria who would be interested in applying.

I hope that helps.

Wishing you the best!
Emily

Emily Garcia
World Pulse Online Community Lead

MASOSO ANTOINETTE's picture

i;m a gree with you

yes i;m a gree with you the women can do every things

masoso

PRINCESSE MULUZINYERE's picture

je suis très

je suis trop ravis de cette opportinuité ma cherie! mais malheureusement madam notre pays n'est inclut!
j'aimerai evolut jusqu'à ce niveau mais que faire madame!
dans l'amour ,nous sommes ensemble!

Princesse

Traduit par Google: Bonjour Princesse! Je tiens trop à ce programme inclus la RDC, et je suis désolé qu'il ne fait pas. On dirait qu'ils ont récemment ajouté plusieurs pays d'Afrique, alors peut-être ils continueront à élargir leur programmation. Je l'espère!
Je vais garder mon oeil pour des programmes similaires qui n'ont pas une exigence du pays.

Nous vous souhaitons bien, mon cher ami!
Emily

En anglais:Hello Princesse! I too wish this program included the DRC, and I'm sorry it doesn't. It looks like they recently added several countries in Africa, so perhaps they will continue to expand their programming. I hope so!
I will keep my eye out for similar programs that do not have a country requirement.

Wishing you well, my dear friend!
Emily

Emily Garcia
World Pulse Online Community Lead

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