Great opportunity from the US Department of State
TechWomen is a five week exchange program sponsored by the U.S. State Department; the program is designed to support development in the field of technology in select countries including Zimbabwe. The program is intended to assist women reach their full potential in the technology industry through five-week mentorships with American women at leading innovation companies and organizations in the United States. TechWomen is intended to support development in the field of technology, increase the trade capacity of the participating countries, promote economic advancement, and enable women to reach their full potential in the science and tech industry.
For five weeks beginning in October 2015, successful TechWomen candidates will work on specific projects with their American Mentors at technology and innovation companies in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area, an experience that will be enhanced by several workshops organized to provide networking opportunities and to increase the participants’ understanding of how Americans drive development.
Companies that hosted the 2014 TechWomen participants include: Adobe, Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc., Autodesk, BrightRoll, Cahill Contractors, Inc., Calix, Cisco Systems, Cleantech Open, Code for America, Coursera, eBay, Inc., Ericsson, Esurance, Everwise, Genentech, Inc., Juniper Networks, Kenzen, Inc., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LinkedIn Corporation, Los Altos History Museum, Lumos Labs, McAfee, Meltwater, Mozilla Corporation, NASA Ames Research Center, NestGSV, Northgate Environmental Management, Inc., Pacific Gas & Electric, Proteus Digital Health, Salesforce.com, San Francisco Department of the Environment, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara Valley Water District, ServiceMaz, SolarCity Corporation, SunEdison, Symantec Corporation, ThoughtWorks, Inc., Twitter, Vista Solar, VMware, and Walmart.
To apply for the 2015 TechWomen program please visit www.techwomen.org