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Apply Now for the TechWomen 2024 Emerging Leaders Program for Women in STEM.

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Apply now for the TechWomen 2024 Emerging Leaders Program for Women in STEM. TechWomen program brings women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa.

Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East will bring them together with their professional counterparts in the United States for a mentorship and exchange program. The program provides participants access to networks, resources, and knowledge to empower them to reach their full potential.

The Techwomen program is a five-week program. Participants will engage in project-based mentorships at leading companies in the San Francisco Bay Area or Chicago, participate in professional development workshops and networking events, and travel to Washington, DC. for targeted meetings and special events to conclude the program.

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Eligibility and Requirements for the TechWomen Program

Participants must meet the following:

  • Participants must be women with two years of full-time professional experience in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.
  • Participants must have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree/four-year university degree or equivalent.
  • Participants must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Participants must be citizens and permanent residents of Nigeria, Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan or Zimbabwe.
  • Participants must be eligible to obtain a U.S. J-1 exchange visitor visa.
  • Participants should not have applied for an immigrant visa to the United States (other than the Diversity Immigrant Visa, also known as the “visa lottery”) in the past five years.
  • Participants must not hold U.S. citizenship or be U.S. or legal permanent residents.
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What You Stand to Gain from the TechWomen Program

Selected participants will receive the following:

  • Selected participants will receive roundtrip international airfare from their home country to the United States.
  • They will receive domestic airfare from San Francisco or Chicago to Washington, D.C.
  • They will receive housing in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, California, Emeryville, California, or Chicago, Illinois.
  • Meals and incidentals will be provided.
  • Selected participants will stay in a hotel in Washington, D.C.
  • They will receive public transportation to the participant’s host company.
  • They will receive local transportation to group program events in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Illinois, and Washington, D.C.

Application Process

The application deadline is the 24th of January, 2024.

For more information, visit the official webpage of the TechWomen 2024 Emerging Leaders Program.

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