Applications are open for TechWomen Emerging Leaders Program – Spring 2022. TechWomen participants are selected based on the eligibility requirements below. Applications are reviewed by independent selection committees composed of industry leaders and regional experts. Semifinalists may be interviewed by United States Embassy personnel in their country of permanent residence.
TechWomen Emerging Leaders will
- Challenge themselves with new questions and concepts.
- Collaborate with like-minded women in their fields on an innovative project.
- Network with influential industry leaders.
- Discover their own innovative leadership style.
- Create meaningful friendships with women from all over the world.
- Explore the diverse communities of the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington DC.
- Inspire the next generation of women and girls in their home countries.
Costs and Benefits
TechWomen program will cover the following costs and benefits
- 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 stays 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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