Applications are now open for TechWomen to encourage people with diverse backgrounds and skills to apply, including individuals with disabilities.
TechWomen connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by providing them the access and opportunities to advance their careers and pursue their dreams.
The mission of TechWomen is to empower, connect and support the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by providing them with the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and become role models for women and girls in their communities.
The following costs are covered by the TechWomen program:
• 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.;
• Housing - TechWomen participants will be housed in San Francisco or Sunnyvale, California, depending on the location of the participant’s host company.
Participants will share an apartment with a fellow Emerging Leader.
Each participant will have her own private bedroom, while the living room and kitchen will be shared.
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1. 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 do not count toward the two-year professional experience requirement.
2. Have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree / four-year university degree or equivalent.
3. Be proficient in written and spoken English.
4. 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.
5. Be eligible to obtain a U.S. J-1 exchange visitor visa.
6. 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.
7. Not hold U.S. citizenship or be a U.S. legal permanent resident.
The Spring 2022 TechWomen application will close on 09:00AM PDT (GMT-07:00), Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
Semifinalists will be contacted via email in July 2021.
Final decisions will be made no later than September 30, 2021.
All applicants will be notified of the results of their application.
For more information, please visit https://www.techwomen.org/participants/eligibility-and-application