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Subject: TechWomen website and online application - Deadline February 1st
IIE West Coast Center is pleased to announce that the new TechWomen website and online application are now available. TechWomen will identify 38 women from Algeria, Morocco, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, West Bank and Gaza who are emerging leaders in technical fields, and bring them to the United States in summer 2011 for a five-week, project-based mentoring program at leading technology companies in Silicon Valley, California. Please visit the TechWomen website for Eligibility Criteria and Application Instructions: http://www.techwomen.org/how-to-apply/
The application deadline is February 1st, 2011.
Please send this announcement to your networks. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at [address removed] or [address removed] and visit our website: www.techwomen.org .
?We want to harness one of America?s strengths ? our excellence in technology and innovation ?
and use it to build effective and lasting partnerships with rising women leaders in Muslim countries.?
- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Bringing the power of global business, technology, and education together, TechWomen will pair women in Silicon Valley with their counterparts in the Middle East and North Africa for a 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.
TechWomen, a public-private partnership, was developed to implement President Barack Obama?s vision of greater collaboration between the United States and communities with predominantly Muslim populations, as outlined in his June 2009 speech in Cairo.
TechWomen is funded by the U.S. Department of State?s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE), and implemented in partnership with the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology (ABI).
Amy Sample Wardhttp://amysampleward.org
Community Development Manager
Community-Driven Innovation, TechSoup Global
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