Tech Women Initiative: Now accepting applications

TechWomen, an exciting initiative from the U.S. Department of State, empowers, connects, and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities.

Eligible countries are: Algeria,CameroonEgypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, LibyaMoroccoNigeria, the Palestinian Territories, RwandaSierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Yemen, or Zimbabwe at the time of application, and while participating in the program.

Through mentorship and exchange, TechWomen strengthens participants’ professional capacity, increases mutual understanding between key networks of professionals, and expands girls’ interest in STEM careers by exposing them to female role models. Learn more:

February 10, 2015Selected applicants invited to submit full proposals

May 2015: Semifinalists may be contacted for interviews by local U.S. embassies and consulates

June 2015: Applicants notified of status

October 2015: TechWomen Program begins in San Francisco, CA


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