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Apply for the Tech Women 2021 Professional Development Programme

Updated: Mar 15, 2021

Brief Description

TechWomen empowers, connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South 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.

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.


Applicants must:

  • Be women with, at minimum, two years full-time professional experience in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Please note that internships and other unpaid work experience does not count toward the two-year professional experience requirement.

  • Have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree/four-year university degree or equivalent.

  • Be proficient in written and spoken English.

  • Be citizens and permanent residents of Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan or Zimbabwe at the time of application and while participating in the program.

  • Be eligible to obtain a U.S. J-1 exchange visitor visa.

  • Not have applied for an immigrant visa to the United States (other than the Diversity Immigrant Visa, also known as the “visa lottery”) in the past five years.

  • Not hold U.S. citizenship or be a U.S. legal permanent resident.


  • Roundtrip international airfare from participant home country to the United States

  • Domestic airfare from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.

  • Housing in San Francisco or Sunnyvale, California during the mentorship period

  • Meals and incidentals

  • Hotel stay in Washington, D.C.

  • Public transportation to the participant’s host company

  • Local transportation to group program events in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.


May 5, 2021

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