TechWomen Program

  • Provided By: IIE in conjunction with Dept of State
  • Start Date: Oct 1, 2013
  • Start Time: 8:00 am
  • End Time: 6:00 pm
  • Grade Level: BS/MS/Ph.D/MD
  • Location:

    Greater SF Bay Area

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Brief Description of Project

Started under the leadership Hillary Rodham Clinton — TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from Africa and the Middle East together with their counterparts in the greater San Francisco Bay Area for a professional mentorship and cultural exchange. TechWomen is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), managed by the Institute of International Education’s Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives in San Francisco (IIE). IIE also administers the Fulbright program. TechWomen has partnered with more than 50 leading companies in the Bay Area over the last two years.

The program is now accepting applications from women working in STEM fields in the San Francisco Bay Area to serve as Professional Mentors for TechWomen participants from 16 countries in Africa and the Middle East who will travel to the Bay Area in October 2013. Following the California-based portion of the program, Mentors and TechWomen participants have an opportunity to travel together to Washington, DC for meetings and special events in the nation’s capital. And, Mentors are invited to travel to select countries in Africa and the Middle East as a part of delegations to promote STEM careers for women and girls in the regions.

Brief Description of Needed Volunteer Responsibilities

Professional Mentors must be women working in STEM fields at companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Professional Mentors provide guidance on participants’ work. Professional Mentors will be matched with one Emerging Leader. Each Professional Mentor should be prepared to coach her Emerging Leader on a project at the Mentor’s company in the month of October 2013. Mentors should plan to spend at least an hour on workdays with her Emerging Leader during a four week period. Professional Mentors will be matched based on field, level of experience, education and project interests.
lease apply to be a Professional Mentor if you are:

*A woman who works in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) in SF Bay Area
*Available to spend at least an hour per workday (Monday – Thursday) providing guidance on the Emerging Leader’s work
*Able to host an Emerging Leader at your company’s site
*Able to coach the Emerging Leader on a project of mutual benefit for the Emerging Leader & your company

Professional Mentor applicants will be informed of the results of their application by July 1, 2013.

Contact Heather Ramsey

Contact E-Mail: hramsey@iie.org

Contact Phone: 415 362 6520