TechWomen is a five-week, all-expenses-paid mentorship program for female professionals in the STEM field.

TechWomen brings together emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East and 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.

The TechWomen experience doesn’t end in California or Washington, D.C. After the program, Emerging Leaders and Mentors have the opportunity to reconnect during delegation trips to program countries in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. Programming focuses on expanding networks of women in the STEM fields, creating and strengthening partnerships, encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers, and ensuring the sustainability of Mentor-Emerging Leader relationships.

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The application deadline is January 15, 2020.

Please check back here for updates on future programs. Applicants must be women with, at minimum, two years full-time professional experience in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math); have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree/four year university degree or equivalent; and be proficient in written and spoken English.

For more information, please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan at (+99312) 473503 ext. 231 or