TechWomen, an Initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, have begun accepting applications for this year’s exchange/mentorship event.

The event brings emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the United States for a mentorship and exchange program; a contribution to global empowerment of women and girls.

According to the organization’s website, “TechWomen participants are women who are rising in their professional careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields and who already are – or show promise of being – role models for others in their countries, particularly for women and girls.

For over five weeks from early October through early November 2015, this year’s event will host 99 women in STEM fields from 21 countries in Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East to participate in the 2015 program.

TechWomen say it, “Encourages people with diverse backgrounds and skills to apply, including individuals with disabilities. Women committed to addressing concerns of global climate change and environmental issues are particularly encouraged to apply.”

Applications for the programme will close February 10, 2015. Participants must be both a resident and a citizen of a program country in order to be eligible.

View the requirements and register here:



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